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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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Supreme Court denies Kentucky clerk’s request for order on gay marriage licenses

Clerk has been ordered by federal court to issue marriage licenses to gay couples

It was unclear whether Rowan County, Ky., County Clerk Kim Davis, who says she opposes same-sex marriage on a religious basis, would begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples when the office opens Tuesday. The U.S. Supreme Court Monday denied her request for an emergency order to continuing denying the licenses while she appeals a court order to do so.

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CATHERINE RAMPELL: New York City in a bizarre uproar over topless women

OPINION: Women losing shirts in public has city losing its collective mind

Unorthodox though their wardrobe choices may be, these women are on the right side of the law. More than two decades ago, the state’s highest court ruled that prohibiting women, but not men, from baring their chests in public amounted to discrimination on the basis of sex.

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RICHARD WOODS: With Georgia Milestones, state students are being judged on a higher standard

GUEST COLUMN: CRCT and Milestones preficiency scores are not an apples-to-apples comparison

When Georgia students’ profiency scores are released next month, they likely will be lower under the Georgia Milestones assessment than they were under the CRCT standard. That doesn’t mean Georgia students have regressed. Milestones sets the bar for proficiency higher than CRCT did.

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'War Room' takes faith to the cinema

EDITORIAL: Kendricks Brothers film is drawing a crowd

The Kendrick Brothers Productions’ first film, “War Room,” seems to be a hit with the vast majority of those who see it — except for the critics.

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Squawk of the Day - Sept. 1, 2015

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to see what everyone is squawking about!

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Municipal candidates get early jump on qualifying

Mayoral hopeful Henry Mathis denied civil, political rights restoration

All announced candidates for the Nov. 3 municipal election but one complete qualifying requirements on the first day.

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Albany Almanac - Sept. 1, 2015

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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SPORTS BRIEFS: Steve Owens sinks hole-in-one at Grand Island

Golfer accomplishes feat on hole No. 15

ADDS: Everett Golson to start at quarterback for Florida State; Investigators probe baseball fan’s death from fall at Turner Field

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Greyson Lambert to start at quarterback for Georgia Bulldogs

Transfer gets nod over Brice Ramsey and Faton Bauta

Greyson Lambert is a junior from Jesup who appeared in 16 games for Virginia in 2013-14 before transferring to Georgia.

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Expectations for 'War Room' opening weekend surpassed

Kendrick film opens in 1,135 theaters, more expected to show it

In the weeks ahead, War Room is set to open in Peru on Sept. 10, Sept. 17 in the Dominican Republic, Sept. 18 in Canada and Paraguay, on Oct. 15 in Colombia and Chile, on Oct. 22 in Argentina and on Nov. 6 in South Africa.

Georgia News Briefly

Microneedle flu patches studied at Emory; Nicholls grandfather wins $1 million in lottery; Georgia Prescribed Fire Council to meet in Tifton this month; Driver Services announces holiday closings; South Georgians named to two state boards; Trailer manufacturing opening facility in Georgia.

Aggravated assault incident stems from domestic dispute

Victim stated fiancee cut him with a kitchen knife during an altercation

Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman for the APD, said officers responded to 2736 Pradera Court — the site of Meadowlark Commons — in reference to an aggravated assault case at around noon on Saturday.

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Jeremy Pruitt more comfortable in second season

Georgia defensive coordinator preaching consistency

Jeremy Pruitt in January became the first assistant in school history to make $1 million, receiving a pay bump from $850,000 to $1.3 million, and all this has created the impression that he has as much power as some of the head coaches in the Southeastern Conference.

One dead in Dougherty County wreck on Liberty Expressway

Medical issues may have contributed to a Sunday evening accident

Capt. Tom Jackson with the DCPD said a witness told the police that the driver, identified as Gregory Charles, took off at a high rate of speed before flipping over. There were no other vehicles or property damage involved, so charges are unlikely to be filed, Jackson said.

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Rested Rory McIlroy ready to make return

Golfer regains No. 1 ranking despite sitting out Barclays

Rory McIlroy will be back on the PGA Tour this week for the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass.



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