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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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PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Baconton Charter breaks through and defeats Schley County

Blazers score 21-7 road victory

ADDS: Terrell Academy-Heritage; Dougherty-Randolph-Clay; Terrell County-Albany; Deerfield-Windsor-Southwest Georgia Academy

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Pelham surges in second half to beat Mitchell County

Hornets hold Eagles scoreless in second half to win 30-19

The Pelham Hornets took advantage of Mitchell County fumbles and penalties to score 18 first half points, then came up with a defensive stop to halt the Eagle running attack in the second half.

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Jonesboro too much for Westover

Cardinals score 27 unanswered points to win 27-7

Westover falls to 0-2 on the season and will host Northside-Columbus on Thursday night.

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Sherwood Christian gets on board but falls to Fullington

Eagles fall to 0-3 on season

The first half was a nightmare for the Sherwood defense as Fullington scored touchdowns on all seven of their possessions.

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Young Auburn linebackers pushing veterans for playing time

Tigers meet Cardinals in season opener today at 3:30 p.m.

First-year defensive coordinator Will Muschamp said he expects all four linebackers will play while declining to reveal starters.

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History not on Albany State's side

Albany State has beaten Valdosta State just once

The two teams meet again tonight at 7 p.m. in the season opener at the Albany State University Coliseum.

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Superstitious Nick Chubb leads Georgia against Louisiana-Monroe

Running back seeking ninth straight 100-yard rushing game

As Nick Chubb was rushing his way to being a top-100 national prospect in the 2014 signing class, which included an eye-popping 5,411 rushing yards and 79 rushing touchdowns during his last two seasons at Cedartown High, he started to notice a trend.

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Squawk of the Day - Sept. 5, 2015

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

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DICK YARBROUGH: Great-grandson's enthusiasm a reminder of why teachers matter

OPINION: We want to ignore the fact that public schools are a reflection of society

Education is about two things and two things only: The student and those given the responsibility to teach them. Everything else should be in a support role to make that interaction as effective as possible. Nothing more.

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New Flint River Bridge awaiting final punch list before opening

The old Broad Avenue was condemned in 2009 and the new bridge took more than three years to build

The heavy equipment is gone, as are the lift trucks and hard hats. For all practical purposes, the new Broad Avenue Bridge is ready for business.

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DANNY TYREE: A dozen thoughts about Labor Day

OPINION: Summer gets closure twice for some reason

Local schools started in early August, I haven’t checked in on the MDA Telethon since Jerry Lewis was ousted as host and my family has no particular Labor Day traditions; but I do find myself pondering the holiday that salutes the accomplishments of America’s workers.

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WILL DURST: The upside of long campaigns

OPINION: Presidential hopeful have time to find ways to highlight -- or lowlight -- their positions

The 18 month, 24/7 campaigning is illuminating, illustrative and lucrative for just about everyone. Comedians and the blogosphere. Pundits and pharmaceutical salesmen. Bumper sticker manufacturers. Character assassinators. Bartenders. East Chinese shrimp farmers. Pollsters and soothsayers.

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THOMAS GIERYIC: America should 'Back the Blue'

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Police have become targets

It is time that we as citizens of this great Country denounce these acts of violence and come together as one to support our law enforcement officers.

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Albany Almanac - Sept. 5, 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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Mayor, commission races set for Albany municipal election

Two of four city incumbents draw opposition for Nov. 3 election

Qualifying for Albany’s Nov. 3 municipal election closed Friday with two of four incumbents drawing opposition.



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