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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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Religion Bulletin - May 22, 2015

Jimmy Carter not scheduled to speak this week in Plains

First Southern Methodist Church will host a movie night at 7 p.m. on May 29.

Field of crosses near mall featured

Brief program planned Sunday afternoon

A brief program is planned at 3 p.m. Sunday featuring remarks by Marine Sgt. Major Joseph M. Davenport II of Logistics Command, Marine Corps Logistics Base.

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DJ Billy Ocean just wants folks to have a good time

DJ Billy Ocean humbled to be voted Albany’s favorite DJ

Whether at clubs, parties, dances, bars or weddings, for more than 20 years Albany’s Sean Hatcher has been making sure everybody is having a great time.

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Mendes show Saturday; Wild Adventures adds two concerts

LeAnn Rimes, Thompson Square performances part of concert series

Teen idol Shawn Mendes will perform Saturday at Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta.

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Persley prepares for new role as Albany chief of police

New Albany chief to build on existing foundation

Michael Persley, incoming Chief of Albany Police, says he’ll work in partnership with citizens.

Schedule announced for next weekend's Briar Patch fest

Regional favorite artists highlight weekend of music

Seventeen artists, among them some of the regional favorites who are Briar Patch regulars, will perform at the festival that kicks off next Friday at 5:30 p.m. with a performance by Josh Roberts & the Hinges.

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Matt Kenseth wins Coca-Cola 600 pole

The pole is Kenseth’s first at Charlotte

Matt Kenseth ran his fastest lap of the night (194.252 mph) in the third and final round of knockout qualifying at Charlotte Motor Speedway and secured the top spot.

Albany Almanac - May 22, 2015

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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Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis said strength will return

Outfielder has yet to homer for the Braves

Considering Nick Markakis had major neck surgery in December, which prevented him from doing any running, weight lifting or other baseball activities before spring training, approaching the quarter pole of the season without a homer isn’t of great concern for the veteran right fielder.

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Atlanta Hawks’ DeMarre Carroll has bone bruise

Forward doubtful for Friday’s Game 2

DeMarre Carroll’s knee buckled and appeared to hyperextend as he planted in the lane on a fast break he started with a steal of a pass from LeBron James.

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Darton golf remains fourth at national tournament

Final round begins Friday

The Cavaliers shot a 297 on Thursday for a three-round total of 866, two strokes over par.

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Chehaw, Deerfield-Windsor National English Honor Society dedicate Little Free Library

Library meant to serve as a take a book, return a book gathering place

The Chehaw Little Free Library was designed by conceptual mixed media artist, Romy Maloon out of Atlanta. It is the size of a large birdhouse and has passages from The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein burned into the wood.

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Troy University's Albany site holds graduation exercise

More than 40 earned diplomas, with 10 percent of class being veterans

Troy University’s Albany site held its Spring Commencement exercise Thursday at Mt. Zion Baptist church. Twenty-two of the more than 40 graduates strode across the state to pick up their diplomas.

Georgia unemployment rate remains steady from March to April

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 6.3 percent, labor officials said

The latest data available from the Labor Department on the metro areas of the state showed that the Albany area, as well as the Macon area, was unchanged in its number of jobs from April 2014 to April of this year.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - May 20 - 21, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 20 calls on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

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