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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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Haley Renee’ Walley

Haley Renee’ Walley died Saturday, August 30, 2014 at her home.

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Kasey Kahne edges Matt Kenseth for win at Atlanta

With win, Kasey Kahne earns spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup

It was Kasey Kahne’s third-career win at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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Alex Wood, Craig Kimbrel help Atlanta Braves shut out Miami

Evan Gattis produces game’s only run

The Atlanta Braves left-hander, who lost 1-0 decisions earlier this season against the Philadelphia Phillies and the Miami Marlins, pitched eight scoreless innings and matched his career high with 12 strikeouts Sunday.

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Albany, Dougherty County officials pool their efforts on east Albany projects

Bobby Coleman, Clinton Johnson work together on underpass, Boys and Girls Club issues

Elected Albany and Dougherty County officials are working together on issues impacting their shared constituents.

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CYNTHIA TUCKER: Clout still comes at the voting booth

OPINION: The death of Michael Brown has renewed sense of urgency with black residents of Fergusom, Mo.

As the demographics of Ferguson have changed over the last 10 to 20 years, its newer residents have not exercised their political clout. The city was about 80 percent white in 1980, but its white population was down to less than 33 percent by 2010.

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MICHAEL REAGAN: Rev. Al gets it right

OPINION: Al Sharpton gets grief for his tough sermon at the funeral of Michael Brown

The Rev. Al Sharpton has been rapped by “progressive” blacks for using Michael Brown’s funeral and the notoriety of a tragic police shooting to scold the black community for its own sins.

Dougherty County Jail Report - Sept. 1, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Aug. 21 through 27.

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Georgia House majority leader visits Albany and Southwest Georgia | VIDEO

House Leader Larry O'Neal conducts listening tour in southwest Georgia

Georgia House representative Gerald Greene takes Majority Leader Larry O’Neal on a listening tour of southwest Georgia.

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Squawk of the Day - Sept. 1, 2014

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to find out what everybody’s squawking about.

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Stephen Collier ready to fly at Albany utilities without 'safety net'

Long-time city of Albany employee is adjusting well to transfer to Water, Gas & Light

Stephen Collier was easing into retirement when the opportunity to head Albany’s utilities authority was offered.

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Todd Gurley’s effort launches Heisman Trophy talk

Georgia tailback has career-game against Clemson

Todd Gurley amassed a school-record 293 all-purpose yards with all of it coming on just 16 touches, averaging just 17.24 yards per touch.

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Julio Jones ready to lead Falcons’ revival

Atlanta wide receiver returns from broken foot

Last season’s descent from Super Bowl contender to 4-12 went off the rails for the Atlanta Falcons after Julio Jones went down with a broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot in the fifth game of the season.

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Albany Herald People's Choice Player of the Week -- Week 1

Players are nominated for performances in high school football games for Aug. 28-30

Raleigh Carlton (Terrell Academy), Dylan Evans (Sherwood Christian), Anthony Johnson (Calhoun County) and Garet Morrell (Lee County) are nominees for the first full slate of games this season.

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Thumbs Up! Sept. 1, 2014

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD: 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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'Guardians' top film of year at U.S. box office

'Guardians of the Galaxy' surpasses another Marvel/Disney film, 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

“Guardians of the Galaxy” win the weekend box office for the third time in five weeks.

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