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Homerun, Herald plan gas giveaway

A lucky Albany Herald reader will win $1,000 worth of free gas from Homerun Foods to help make summer days a whole lot cooler.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Going, going, gone

It's been rumored for weeks that the Thrashers were leaving Georgia for greener pastures in Canada, and Tuesday it happened as Atlanta became the only city to ever lose two NHL teams in the modern era of the league.

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How to save a community hospital?

Future of Elbert Memorial Hospital in north Georgia unclear

Elbert County commissioners are holding public hearings this week and next on a proposed one-mill property tax increase for one year to raise about $500,000 to offset the Elberton hospital’s costs for indigent care.

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Leadership Albany welcomes new class | VIDEO

Leadership Albany welcomes class of 2014-2015

ALBANY — Venerable professional development organization Leadership Albany welcomed its latest class at an orientation and welcome reception recently at Resora at Cypress Pond as 25 potential members began the 10-month journey toward building their leadership skills and becoming alumni.

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Leadership Albany turns 30 | VIDEO

Local civic club Leadership Albany celebrates 30 years

Started thirty years ago by a group of civic-minded Albany leaders, Leadership Albany has proven to be an important professional stepping stone for many of the areas most respected citizens.

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KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: Aware in the face of evil

OPINION: For evil to thrive, good people only have to do nothing

The beheading of James Foley requires Americans to take notice of ISIL. Will we never again be silent as evil is happening? Or will we be complicit by our silence?

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CATHERINE RAMPELL: By any other name, just as married

OPINION: Even if a woman takes the surname of her husband, must she lose her given name as well?

Women should have their first name spelled out, not ignored by a “Mr. and Mrs.” social convention.

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MICHAEL GERSON: History ignored in reporting on Israel

OPINION: A former reporter for the Associated Press says his editors spiked stories that did not fit their narrative of opposed Palestinians

Historically, Jews have been a stateless entity on which people have projected their anger and resentments. With the advent of a Jewish state, those projections are focused on Israel, which gets disproportionate (and disproportionately hostile) attention as the embodiment of colonialism and nationalism — things that European and American liberals find offensive.

Albany Almanac - Sept. 2, 2014

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

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Squawk of the Day - Sept. 2, 2014

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to find out what everybody’s squawking about.

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Dougherty County School System Notebook -- Sept. 2, 2014

DCSS Notebook

A compilation of recent news from Dougherty County public schools.

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Sherwood Baptist Church opens Phase 1 of its new expansion

New children, youth spaces part of improvements at Albany church, funded by its ongoing campaign

The campaign, announced by officials at Sherwood in early 2012, and has been funded through annual giving campaigns with the overall goal to raise $10 million for improvements at the church and Sherwood Christian Academy, maintaining ministries at the former Coca-Cola bottling plant on Pine Avenue and expanding church planting along with area and international missions.

Albany police respond to early Labor Day shooting

One injured in south Albany drive-by shooting

Officers responded to the 900 block of Holloway Avenue in reference to gunfire and a victim shot, which is when it was discovered that the injured victim, Stanley Jones, 28, was on the way to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Albany-Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS -- Sept. 2, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany-Dougherty County on Saturday, Sunday and Monday

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 50 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and the early hours of Monday, available reports show.

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Dougherty County Police received a Labor Day treat on Monday

Dougherty County Police Department officers, families fed by restaurant

There were four Olive Garden employees there to help serve items such as its homemade salad, breadsticks, lasagna and spaghetti.

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Four Philadelphia Phillies pitchers combine to no-hit Atlanta Braves

Phillies toss combined 11th no-hitter in MLB history

Starting pitcher Cole Hamels didn’t allow a hit through six innings and the bullpen did the rest as the Philadelphia Phillies recorded their first shared no-hitter and 12th overall.

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As accolades mount, Georgia coach Mark Richt calls big win ‘just a start’

Bulldogs’ second-rout rout of Clemson brings praises

ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit ranked Georgia his No. 1 team in the nation for this week, the Walter Camp Foundation named Georgia tailback Todd Gurley the national offensive player of the week and the hashtag “Gurley4Heisman” was trending on Twitter.



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