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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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Stephen (Shanko) Kemp Meshanko

Stephen (Shanko) Kemp Meshanko, 53, of Albany died Thursday April 17, 2014

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Dougherty to name former Harlem Globetrotter Randolph as hoops coach

Former Groves coach will lead Dougherty High pending background check

Ty Randolph, who played two years for the Harlem Globetrotters and recently worked in player development at the NBA level, will be the new Dougherty High boys basketball coach pending a background check.

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BOB KORNEGAY: I hear the guns

OUTDOORS: Ghosts of battles haunt areas of natures beauty

Nature and history are often intertwined.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia Fishing - April 19, 2014 weekend

FISHING REPORT: A weekly summary of how fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

Fishing prospects at Lake Seminole and the Flint River are upgraded to good this week; still fair at lakes George and Blackshear.

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BYRON YORK: Hillary Clinton leaning on records of husband, Obama

OPINION: In her four years as secertary of state, Hillary Clinton has no achievements to point to

As she eyes a run at the presidency, Hillary Clinton has there is no single, momentous thing that she can point to as having achieved during her years as the nation’s top diplomat.

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E.J. DIONNE: Jeb Bush offers ray of optimism

OPINION: Jeb Bush is exception to the general gloomy pessimism of the Republican Party

Jeb Bush is critical of President Obama, but he does not suggest, as so many in his party do, that because of President Barack Obama, the United States is on a path to decline and ruin.

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Phoebe Sumter employee retires after five decades

Coggins has seen many changes in the workplace since 1964

Yvonne Goggins said that while she will definitely miss her job, it will be the people she will miss the most.

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Bright of the Day - April 19, 2014

Get a copy of The Albany Herald to read about the Bright Side of life.

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Squawk of the Day - April 19, 2014

Get a copy of The Albany Herald to see what everyone is squawking about.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 19, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to 37 incidents on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

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Albany State University Briefs - April 19, 2014

A roundup of news from the Albany State University campus

An ASU business student places in elevator pitch competition, students are recognized for academic excellence and new online courses are now available.

Three sentenced for tax fraud in Albany

Identity tax fraud trio sentenced in Albany

A three-person conspiracy team sentenced in federal court.

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Candidates square off at D.I.R.T. forum

Candidates from area races address the community and students at Darton State College’s D.I.R.T. Club political forum

Local and state candidates squared off Thursday night at Darton State College’s DIRT forum.

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Dougherty County School System Notebook

News and notes from around the DCSS

Dougherty County School System Notebook

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Lewis-Polite is Dougherty County’s 2014-15 Teacher of the Year

LIncon Elementary Magnet School fourth-grade teacher is chosen from among eight finalists.

Jennifer Lewis-Polite is named as the Dougherty County School System’s Teacher of the year


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