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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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Albany police seek man for questioning in armed robbery case

Dontevius Montreal Muff is sought for questioning in an Albany robbery.

Albany police are asking the public to help them locate Dontevius Montreal Muff, 23, of Albany, for questioning in connection to an armed robbery.

Water, Gas & Light Commission no longer exists

Water, Gas & Light Comission to be renamed Albany Utility Board

Albany city commissioners approve a charter change that will allow its Utility Board to extend services beyond Albany and Dougherty County lines.

Murder defendant waives right to trial by jury

Baker County man acquitted of murder in bench trial

A Baker County man accused of murder chooses a judge over a jury and is acquitted of the charge.

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Dougherty County School Board elects Velvet Riggins as new chairperson

Riggins is named chair on a 4-3 vote and replaces former chair Carol Tharin

The vote was split along racial lines with Junebug Griffin, James Bush, Velvet Riggins and Dean Phinazee opting for Riggins while Lane Price, Robert Youngblood and Melissa Strother voting for Youngblood.

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Lee County starting 90-day assessment of its Grand Island Golf Club

The Lee County-owned golf course is seen by some as an asset and by others as a taxpayer drain

While Grand Island’s future is cloudy, what is clear is that it owes the Lee County Commission $272,972 for payroll and health insurance costs that it is unable to meet.

Albany Flash Foods store robbed at gunpoint

The robbery occurred at 2701 Gillionville Road in Albany

Two armed masked men robbed the Flash Foods store at 201 Gillionville Road early Wednesday morning, Albany polie report.

NASA awards $8.8 million contract to Albany electrical company A. West Enterprise

A. West Enterprise will provides upgrades to the power system at the Kennedy Space Center

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop said the contact with A. West Enterprise of Albany is to implement various safety and reliability upgrades to the institutional power system at National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Doris Juanita Calhoun Dixon

Doris Juanita Calhoun Dixon, 84, died Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Ester Perkins

Ester Perkins, 83, departed this life on January 23, 2015 at Hope Hospice House, Ft. Myers, FL.

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Bobby Charles Owens

Bobby Charles Owens, 67, of Lee County, GA, passed away January 24, 2015.

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Theodore Roosevelt Cutts, Sr.

Theodore Roosevelt Cutts, Sr., 81, 308 Southwood Drive, Albany, Georgia departed this life Saturday, January 24, 2015

Robert Austin

Robert Austin of Sylvester, Georgia, departed this life on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Pruitt Healthcare of Sylvester, in Sylvester, Georgia.

Shirley Louise Foster

Shirley Louise Foster, 77, of Albany, Ga. died, January 27, 2015.

Brenda Dasher Hendley

Brenda Dasher Hendley, 57, of Albany died Tuesday January 27, 2015 at her residence.

Charity Thomas

Charity Thomas, 52, departed this life on January 23, 2015 at Capital Regional Medical Center, Tallahassee, Florida.

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