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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 chair and sheriff to meet about unpaid equipment bill

How $18,000 in video equipment at the Lee County Jail will be paid for is up in the air

Tentative plans have been made for Lee County Board of Commissioners Chairman Rick Muggridge, along with county attorney Jimmy Skipper, to meet with Sheriff Reggie Rachals to discuss unpaid invoices related to the county jail’s new camera system.

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David Prisant resigns from ADICA board

Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority loses board member over skate park lease decision

Less than a week after walking out in frustration from a board meeting of the Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority, board member David Prisant has resigned from that board.

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Albany has three hospice options

Affinis Hospice offers different care options

For many families trying to help a loved one with a terminal or life-limiting illness can be a difficult process, but in Albany there are multiple options for assistance.

Albany Almanac - Aug. 19, 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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PREVIEW CAPSULE: Southland Academy

Rod Murray will have his work cut out for him in his first game as a head football coach when the Raiders travel to Westfield on Friday.

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PREVIEW CAPSULE: Americus-Sumter

Dexter Dawson is taking over the Americus-Sumter football team after Reggie Mitchell unexpectedly resigned after one year as head coach, and Dawson says it’s important to bring stability to the program.

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Albany High seeks to put past issues behind

Indians hope to cut down on blunders that cost them games

Last year, Albany High was good enough to play with the big boys of Region 1-AAAA – at least for the first three quarters – then small blunders would send a promising game spiraling downward, sometimes out of control. (ADDS: List of Albany’s returning starters, top newcomers and 2014 schedule)

Albany-Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports -- Aug. 19, 2014

Public safety roundup in Albany-Dougherty County for Saturday, Sunday and Monday

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 60 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and the early hours of Monday, available reports show.

Albany man dies in Colquitt County crash

Saturday evening wreck in Colquitt County claims a life

Terry Joe Morrison, of Albany, was killed Saturday in a wreck on Highway 319 after he overcorrected his car that had run off the road, crossing traffic lanes to collude with a Ford pickup truck, state trooper said.

Operation Thunder yields arrests in Dougherty County

Weekend campaign conducted to crack down on dangerous drivers

The Thunder task force, officials with the GOHS say, is a specialized traffic enforcement effort designed to help cities and counties throughout Georgia combat increases in traffic injuries, crashes and fatalities as well as other specific, high-risk behaviors like speeding and drunk driving.

Albany girl, 11, shot in face with BB gun

Albany police say a 12-year-old boy fired the BB gun

The BB gun shooting stemmed from a dispute over a ball, Albany police officials say.

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Westover Patriots begin season No. 1 in Fab 5 Poll

Patriots will meet No. 2 Lee County in opener on Saturday

Westover will begin the season at No. 1 and visit No. 2 Lee County Saturday in a nationally televised ESPNU game at 1 p.m. Coming in at Nos. 3-5 in the poll are Monroe, Bainbridge and Crisp County.

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Falcons slide Jake Matthews to left tackle

Falcons rookie offensive tackle Jake Matthews officially moved from the right side to the left on Monday.

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Warwick city judge addresses concerns about conduct of police department

Letter to Warwick City Council lists civil rights violations, conduct in court, speed traps as major areas of concern

Municipal Judge William Gregory addresses concerns about conduct of Warwick Police Department in a letter sent to the members of the City Council.

Edward Singletary

Mr. Edward Singletary, affectionately known as, “Bob White” of Newton, GA passed on Saturday, August 16, 2014.


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