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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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Lee County Commission tables rezoning request that would allow new concrete plant

Lee County Commissioner Greg Frich has concerns about property rights in the county obtaining the Mossy Dell Road property

Commissioner Greg Frich says his concerns are based solely on property rights and not because he opposes the concrete plant or that he is concerned about the impact of a concrete plant at the location.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports -April 24, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 29 incidents on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

Albany City Commission OKs rezoning to allow westside grocery store

Albany city commissioners approve rezoning requests after an extended debate

The Albany City Commission gives the go-ahead for a rezoning request that will allow for a Neighborhood Market grocery store in West Albany.

Dougherty County officials woo spurned Lee County businessman

Bryan Bridges wants to bring a Redi-Mix concrete plant to the region

Albany and Dougherty County officials say they would welcome a Lee County businessman who is having zoning issues “with open arms.”

Albany Almanac - April 24, 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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Suspect charged in theft of tip jar from Albany business

Suspect charged with robbery by sudden snatching

Officers of the Albany Police Department responded to Carroll’s Sausage and Meats, 118 Philema Road, around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

One killed in Albany stabbing attack

One dies, one arrested in stabbing attack

One person is arrested for robbery and another dies in Tuesday knife attack.

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Dougherty County School Board approves $1.4 million for new textbooks

The Dougherty School Board adopts the Charter School Option as its School System Flexibilty Model

Dougherty School System officials say this is the school district’s first major textbook purchase in nearly a decade and a half.

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ATC Career Fair

ATC Career Fair

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Family of Kendrick Johnson visits Albany State University

The family of Valdosta teen who died last year visits as part of Criminal Justice Week

The argument that justice has not been properly served to the family of a deceased teenager was presented at Albany State on Wednesday at a program including his family and their attorney.

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Gov. Nathan Deal signs gun carry rights expansion into law

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a broad expansion of gun carry rights into law on Wednesday, allowing legal gun owners to take weapons into bars, churches and government buildings under certain conditions.

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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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