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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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JULIE WELLS: No-bean chili an alternative for those not fond of legumes

THE RECIPE BOX: Topping such as shredded cheese or sour cream add some punch to the recipe

Nobody cooks like mama cooks, that is for sure. And in my case, no one can cook like my mother-in-law, Janie Wells.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Oct. 1-7, 2014

The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.

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Albany Museum of Art fall Family Day set for Saturday

The free event includes arts stations for children

Family Day allows families to get acquainted with what the museum has to offer while also having an entertaining time.

Jazz group opens First Tuesday Concert Series at ABAC

The Carter/David Project performs Tuesday at the Chapel of All Faiths at ABAC in Tifton

The First Tuesday series, now in its 13th year, features regional professional artists on the first Tuesdays of five months during the year.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Don't blame the politicians; we're the ones who elected them

OPINION: Voting for most qualified now a radical thought

While we’re casting blame on our political leaders, we need to take a look in the mirror.

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New Albany Area Arts Council exhibit starts Thursday

Dominick Gheesling photos subject of new exhibit at Albany's Carnegie Library

WayDown, the latest exhibit hosted by the Albany Area Arts Council at the Carnegie Library, begins this week and will feature Valdosta artist Dominick Gheesling.

Southwest Georgia Briefs - Oct. 1, 2014

A roundup of news in metro Albany and Southwest Georgia

Convenience store robbed for third time; cancer benefit set; foreclosure rates down; lucky lottery player; old farm skills workshop rescheduled; county jail gets repairs funding.

More progress needed against domestic violence

EDITORIAL: No one should suffer at the hands of someone who professes to love them

While statistics show progress over the past two decades, the work to prevent domestic violence cannot slow down.

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Rabbitman principal defaulted on past city loan

Tony Williams: We were told business stimulus loan was forgiven

An Albany businessman who recently leased city-owned property defaulted on a previous business stimulus loan.

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Albany Almanac - Oct. 1, 2014

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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EDDIE SEAGLE: Develop an effective focus for your landscape

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: An understanding of the outdoor room concept is important in planning

Before you start any projects, a good understanding of what is involved from start to finish is most critical.

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RONDA RICH: Everything works out if you'll let it

THE DIXIE DIVA: Learning to cope is the gift of enduring many trials

If I could go back in time and give the younger me one piece of advice, it would be this: “Minimize the drama. Step over a disappointment and move onward to a new opportunity.”

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Dougherty County School System Notebook

News and notes from around the DCSS

DCSS Notebook

Albany/Dougherty County Police, EMS and Fire reports -- Oct. 1, 2014

Police and fire reports

Police and fire reports

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Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany proclaims October Domestic Violence Awareness Month | VIDEO

Albany Marine base kicking off month long domestic violence awareness campaign

The MCLB Domestic Violence Awareness Proclamation and Motorcycle Ride was held Tuesday. The riders started their ride from the parking lot adjacent to the installation’s main gate and went onto Fleming Road and Mock Road before arriving at the base chapel for a program meant to begin a month of educational activities at MCLB-Albany to observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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