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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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Duke heads to Final Four

Blue Devils eliminate Gonzaga

Duke (33-4) earned its first trip to the Final Four since a national championship season in 2010.

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MICHAEL REAGAN: Republicans vs. Republicans

OPINION: Ted Cruz already is subject of negative chatter from within the GOP

Talk radio is already taking sides and trying to tell conservatives which potential nominee is most worthy to wear the mantle of Ronald Reagan.

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CYNTHIA TUCKER: Obama opponents still awaiting the apocalypse

OPINION: The Affordable Care Act has failed to produce the disaster its fiercest critics predicted

The worst failings of the Affordable Care Act are beyond its supporters’ control. Because of persistent, irrational Republican opposition, more than 20 states have refused to expand Medicaid — even though the feds would pay the lion’s share of costs

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Thumbs Up - March 30, 2015

Thumbs Up! March 30, 2015

Thumbs Up is a weekly editorial focusing on positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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Health rankings report shows how Southwest Georgia fares

Rankings report released by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute

The rankings are a snapshot comparing the health of nearly every county in the nation. The local level data allows each state to see how its counties compare on 30 factors influencing health including education, housing, violent crime, jobs, diet and exercise.

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Blood donation opportunities upcoming in Albany

Blood donors encouraged to roll up sleeves during National Volunteer Month

Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions, and more are being encouraged by the American Red Cross to join the ranks.

Dougherty County Jail Report - March 19-25, 2015

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail March 19-25.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - March 17-26, 2015

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty County Environmental Health Offices March 17 through 26.

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Central Services department carries huge responsibilities

Department responsible for Albany/Dougherty Procurement, Fleet Management, Materials Management

The Albany/Dougherty County Central Services department supplies pencils, buildings, vehicles … and everything in between.

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Squawk of the Day - March 30, 2015

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

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Michigan State ousts Louisville in overtime

Spartans return to Final Four

It will be the seventh Final Four for Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, who is now 21-4 in the second game of an NCAA Tournament weekend and 13-9 in the NCAA Tournament when Michigan State is the lower seed — the most lower-seeded victories in NCAA history.

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Denny Hamlin claims first win of season at Martinsville

Denny Hamlin holds off Brad Keselowski

Team Penske teammates Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano finished second and third, respectively. Hamlin’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammates, Matt Kenseth and David Ragan rounded out the top five.

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Local favorite Jimmy Walker wins Texas Open

Jimmy Walker claims four-stroke victory over Jordan Spieth

Jimmy Walker, who stormed to a nine-shot win at the Sony Open in Hawaii in January, began the day with a four-shot lead and was never seriously threatened as the San Antonio area resident shot a two-under 70 for an 11-under-par 277 total.

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