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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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Falcons open training camp

Falcons return after ugly 2013 season

The Falcons can only improve after last year’s disastrous 4-12 season, and the team kicks off their training camp practices Friday in Flowery Branch.

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Falcons WR Roddy White agrees to four-year extension

The Atlanta Falcons agree to terms with Roddy White on a four-year contract extension that runs through the 2018 season.

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Majors a ‘different animal’ for Braves reliever Shae Simmons

After a few rough outings Braves reliver Shae Simmons said perhaps his mechanics are off.

ROBINSON: Israel losing moral high ground

I support Israel. I abhor Hamas. But unleashing such devastating firepower on a tiny, densely crowded enclave in which civilians are trapped — and thus destined to become casualties— is wrong by any reasonable moral standard.

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Young Meadowcreek baseball coach passes away after heart attack

Valdosta native Bond Crosby made a huge impact in his three years teaching and coaching three sports at Meadowcreek High School

Bonnie Hammonds

Bonnie Hammonds, 78, of 231 Pecan St. Dawson, Ga died, July 18, 2014 at Lillian Carter Health Center.

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R. L. King, Sr.

R. L. King, Sr., 80, of Newton, died Monday, July 21, 2014at Palmyra Nursing Home.

Emma Burkes

Emma Burkes, 92, of Preston Georgia died, July 22, 2014.

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Willa J. Brown

Willa J. Brown, age 66, of Albany, Georgia, was born in Moultrie, GA, on July, 1948.

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Romaine ‘Redd’ Richardson

Romaine ‘Redd’ Richardson, 52 of Dawson, GA died on Saturday, July 19, 2014

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Walter Michael “Mike” Lofton

alter Michael “Mike” Lofton

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Johnny C. Sherman

Johnny C. Sherman, 54, of Albany, died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Willson Hospice House.

Bartel Shanks, Jr.

Bartel Shanks, Jr. or 128 Black Jack Rd., died, July 21, 2014.

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Johnny Baldwin

Johnny Baldwin, 64, of 415 Jones Mills Road, Dawson, GA died on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

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Erma Hankerson

Erma Hankerson, age 87, 507 Asbury Road, Oglethorpe, Georgia who departed this life Friday, July 18, 2014 at


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