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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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CREEDE HINSHAW: Do Sunday drivers still exist?

FAITH: What might Sabbath observance look like in your life?

I have discovered in my older age and in my retirement that for the first time in my adult life all days are potentially just about the same, which makes it even more imperative that I become intentional in observing the Sabbath, a practice I find deeply satisfying even in my imperfect practice of it.

Religion Bulletin - Nov. 21, 2014

Jimmy Carter to speak at Plains church Sunday

Doors to the sanctuary will open at 8:30 a.m. and an orientation is planned around 9 a.m. The church is located at 148 Georgia 45 North, Plains.

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HAL BRADY: Keep gratitude in your heart

FAITH: A proper perspective is needed on the challenges in life

Numbers of us know from our own experience that where there is gratitude. fear and anxiety have lessened.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Nov. 21, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 27 incidents on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

Georgia Briefs - Nov. 21, 2014

Georgia schedules execution date for deputy’s killer

Robert Wayne Holsey is set to be executed at 7 p.m. on Dec. 9 for the slaying of Baldwin County sheriff’s deputy Will Robinson..

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BRAD MCEWEN: Musical highway

The Foo Fighters Sonic Highways inspires memories of my own musical journey.

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Southern Community Newspapers Inc. lays down the Beat

Southwest Georgia Beat will cover entertainment events across the region

With the publication of Southern Community Newspapers Inc.’s latest monthly tabloid, the company hopes to change the Beat for Southwest Georgia.

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Dallas Smith makes transition from rock to country

Former Default singer now a solo country artist

Dallas Smith’s varied musical influences have led him from harder-edged rock music to country.

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PAUL J. PENA: Upgraded missile defense is U.S.'s best security

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A bad deal with Iran is worse than none at all

Congress must step up and fully fund the GMD missile defense program; it’s our only real defense against a missile launched at the U.S. homeland by Iran.

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SUZI BONIFAY: Criticism is easy; solutions are hard

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Criticizing from the sidelines does nothing to solve education issues

Improving schools in a community takes more than booing from the sidelines. It takes collaboration and teamwork to help find creative solutions to difficult problems — poverty, homelessness, abuse, drugs, etc.

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WALT SPECHT: Automation erases too many jobs

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: technology is killing more jobs than it creates

Next time you self-checkout at the store, remember, this was sold to the stores as a way to save money by doing away with cashier’s positions. Where will these people that are working, and want to work, going to find employment?

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Deerfield-Windsor students get a taste of Colonial America | VIDEO| PHOTO GALLERY

"Why America is Free" curriculum exposes students to American history

A six week glimpse into life during Colonial America came to a close Thursday as students at Deerfield Windsor School’s lower campus capped off the learning experience with a special Patriot’s Day.

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CAL THOMAS: Teaching hatred

OPINION: Palestinian leaders condemn Israeli murders, yet continue to teach hatred of Jews

The murder on Tuesday of five people and the serious wounding of several others while they were praying at a synagogue in Jerusalem is only the latest in a continuing pattern of violence and hatred directed against Israel and the Jewish people.

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Mistletoe Market returns for holidays in Albany

Albany market offers hand-made holiday items

The Mistletoe Market comes to the Albany Civic Center Friday and Saturday.

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Squawk of the Day - Nov. 21, 2014

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



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