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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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Gattis' pinch-hit double lifts Braves past Marlins

Evan Gattis hits a two-out, two-run, pinch-hit double in the eighth inning to rally the Braves to victory against the Marlins.

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Deerfield girls win region tennis title

Lady Knights will play for state title next week

The Deerfield-Windsor girls tennis team won its third straight region championship, while the Knights finished third in Tuesday’s GISA Region 3-AAA tournament.

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Lopez Hospice Golf Classic kicks off today

Annual golf event hosted by LPGA Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez benefits Albany Community Hospice

Tournament proceeds benefit medical, emotional and spiritual programs and services offered through Albany Community Hospice and the Willson Hospice House for patients needing palliative or end-of-life care and their families, officials say.

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Albany State baseball stunned in tourney opener

Rams fall to Kentucky State, 7-5

The Rams, who entered Wednesday’s SIAC tournament opener as the No. 1 seed after an undefeated conference season, were stunned by No. 4 Kentucky State, 7-5. (ADDS: Albany State’s Kenyan Conner named Coach of the Year, six Rams honored by conference)

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Series lead up for grabs between Hawks, Pacers

The Hawks were dominated by the Pacers in the second half on Tuesday and will need to win tonight in Atlanta to avoid falling behind in the series for the first time.

HBO strikes deal with Amazon to stream shows

Amazon will begin streaming some HBO shows to its premium customers next month, the companies said on Wednesday, in a move that could lure subscribers away from Netflix Inc, a company they both compete with.

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Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o named People's most beautiful woman

It's been a big year for Lupita Nyong'o. After winning an Oscar and a lucrative advertising deal the actress was named on Wednesday as the world's most beautiful woman for 2014 by People magazine.

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Georgia House District 153 a three-way race

The three candidates will meet May 20 in the Democratic Primary election

State Rep. Carol Fullerton, Dougherty County School Board member Darrell Ealum and former Dougherty County Commissioner Muarleen Edwards are vying for a two-year term representing District 153 in Atlanta.

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Woman sought in Albany forgery cases

Police say person of interest used fake ID to cash checks

An unidentified woman is sought as a person of interest in a forgery case that may be linked to a number of entering auto cases.

Mary Louise Smith Crews Law

Mary Louise Smith Crews Law, 80, of Sylvester passed away peacefully on Sunday April 20, 2014 at Dawson Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Donald Lamar (Pete) Busby

Donald Lamar (Pete) Busby, 72, passed away today, April 23, 2014 at his residence.

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Pacers rally, even series with Hawks

The Pacers outscore the Hawks 31-13 in the third quarter to pull away and even the opening-round series at 1-1.

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Braves manage three hits in 1-0 loss to Marlins

Jose Fernandez pitched eight shutout innings to help Miami to a 1-0 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night and give the Marlins their first road victory of the season.

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Thomasville Garden Club to Host Standard Flower Show during Rose Show Weekend

The Thomasville Garden Club Standard Flower Show will be Friday and Saturday.

Richland American Legion Arts And Crafts Fair set for May 3

The 2014 American Legion Post 128 Arts & Crafts Fair is scheduled for May 3, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.


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