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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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Arrests made in deaths of Sumter mother, son

Four suspects arrested in Sumter County double homicide

Four suspects were jailed Monday, having been arrested in connection to the murders of a Sumter County woman and her son Friday night.

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Read Across Georgia Month makes its annual appearance

The annual campaign supports increased childhood literacy in the state.

Read Across Georgia Month campaign supports reading and literacy across the state

A. West Enterprise of Albany in Top 10 for U.S. Chamber of Commerce honor

Albany company trying to be one of seven finalists

As voting winds down, A.West Enterprise remains in contention for U.S. Chamber of Commerce award.

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Dougherty County commissioners asked to join in ethics fight

Nonprofit Common Cause Georgia wants to reform state ethics legislation

The executive director of Common Cause Georgia tells Dougherty County commissioners statewide ethics reform is needed.

FTC extends delay in adjudication of Phoebe North case

The new deadline is 11:59 p.m. on March 31

The Federal Trade Commission has delayed until the end of March its adjudication the matter involving the purchase of Phoebe North, formerly Palmyra Medical Center, while commssioners further consider a consent proposal in the case.

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Dougherty County among eight communities selected for nationwide food program

Growing Food Connections offers participating communities resources, not handouts

Dougherty County is one of eight communities nationwide selected to participate in an initiative that strengthens food systems.

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Padraig Harrington ends seven-year wait with Honda victory

Harrington beats American rookie in playoff

The victory in the rain-disrupted tournament was sweet for the 43-year-old Irishman, a triple major winner who has plummeted down the rankings after several seasons of struggle and entered the tournament ranked 297th in the world.

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Young Atlanta Braves have eagerness and speed

Braves are emphasizing speed this spring

Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is a big proponent of utilizing speed in his offense and is thrilled with some of the quickness and speed he’s seen from players in camp.

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Dougherty County Jail Report: Feb. 19-26, 2015

These are bookings at the Dougherty County Jail

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Feb. 19-26, 2015. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond (if applicable) and date of release (if applicable).

Charles J. Harper

Charles J. Harper, 87, of Albany died Sunday March 1, 2015 at Pelham Parkway Nursing Home.

Betty Ramsey Shealy

Betty Ramsey Shealy, 86, of Dublin, GA, formerly of Albany, died Sunday, March 1, 2015 in Dublin.

Eugenia Smith Sullivan

Eugenia Smith Sullivan, 90, of Albany, GA, died Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Ft. Gaines Nursing Home

Martha Jones Floyd

Martha Jones Floyd, 93, of Sylvester died Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Phoebe Worth Medical Center.

Mabel Palmer Lamb

Mabel Palmer Lamb, 79, of Albany, GA, died Sunday, March 1, 2015 at her residence.

Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas, 52, of Albany died, Monday, March 2, 2015 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital

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