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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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ASU finishes Thanksgiving Classic 0-2

The Rams fell to Columbus State 74-56 Sunday night.

As the season starts to pick up for the young Rams basketball team of Albany State, head coach Michael Moore is confident the gained experience will help them reach their goals this season.

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Latoya Cutts brings career of experience to downtown manager post

Albany official: Downtown development simple matter of 'live, work, play'

Latoya Cutts brings a career of experience to her position as Albany’s downtown manager.

Contract adds another link to Highway 133 improvements

Latest GDOT contracts for Highway 133 covers work in Colquitt County

This is the third of nine Georgia DOT projects planned to four-lane Highway 133 between Albany and Valdosta.

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Thumbs Up! Nov. 30, 2015

Good news to start the week

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

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DANNY TYREE: good grief! A Charlie Brown Christmas turns 50

OPINION: The Peanuts classic comes from a whole different world

Can you imagine what the holiday classic would be like it if were being produced in the cultural and political environment that is 2015?

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MICHAEL GERSON: Trump effect still understated

OPINION: Donald Trump has, so far, set the terms of the primary debate

Vin Weber, a prominent GOP strategist, told me that many Republicans remain in “denial mode” about the possibility of Trump’s nomination.

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Struggling rural county in vanguard of telemedicine revolution

Hancock County has no hospital and no community physician

Hancock recently received new medical technology that officials hope will bring health care more easily to chronically ill residents. Georgia is a leader in telemedicine, and Hancock now is at the forefront through home patient visits.

Dougherty County Jail Report - Nov. 19-25, 2015

These are Dougherty County Jail bookings for last week.

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Albany Police to hold Chat with a Chief

Police Chief wants to show transparency

Albany Police Chief Michael Persley will hold a Chat with a Chief on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

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Squawk of the Day - Nov. 30, 2015

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

How safe is your data in Georgia?

Unintentional release of private info sends shock waves through state

he admission last week by Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp that a “clerical error” resulted in the unintentional release of the private information of more than 6 million Georgia voters sent shock waves throughout the state.

Banks retreat from branches, ATMs

Bank ATMs harder to find

Banks have closed hundreds of bank branches in Georgia in recent years, according to data from federal regulators and industry experts. Banks have pulled the plug on many ATMs as well.

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Alabama's Smart a leading candidate at UGA

This time around, the thinking is Georgia can shoot higher, which is probably thanks to what Richt did for the program the past 15 years.

Georgia at least knew what it had in Mark Richt. Now the program heads into the wilderness, where the right coaching hire could finish the job that Richt couldn’t, but the wrong one will make fans yearn for the Richt era.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Nov. 22-25, 2015

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty County Environmental Health Offices Nov. 22-25.

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Peterson leads Vikings past Falcons

Peterson rushed for 158 yards and scored two touchdowns and Minnesota created four turnovers in a 20-10 road win over the Falcons.

Running back Adrian Peterson and an opportunistic Minnesota Vikings defense had the Georgia Dome showering boos on the struggling Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.



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