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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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Dorothy K. Butts

Dorothy K. Butts, 84, 1732 Jean Avenue, Albany, Georgia who departed this life Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Charles L. Funderburke

Charles L. Funderburke, Jr., 76, of Morgan, GA died Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Miller County Hospital.

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Eldora Cosby

Eldora Cosby, 99, 1904 Palmyra Road, Albany, Georgia who departed this life Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Palmyra Nursing Home.

Milton Davis, Jr.

Milton Davis, Jr, who passed on April 9, 2014

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Paul Walker's brothers to fill in for late actor in 'Fast & Furious 7'

Walker, 40, died on November 30 in crash in Santa Clarita, California

The brothers of actor Paul Walker, who died in November, will fill in for the late action star in order to complete scenes in the upcoming film "Fast & Furious 7."

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LORAN SMITH: The good life comes at a cost

We are losing farms in this country, which essentially means that the small farmer will soon be extinct.

RONDA RICH: Small moments create great stories

THE DIXIE DIVA: Challenges of life can make for a trove of treasure

It fascinates me to see what the journey of life will drill into our souls and our minds to make a good story.

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Squawk of the Day - April 16, 2014

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

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Bright of the Day - April 16, 2014

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

Metro Albany Briefs - April 16, 2014

News briefs from the Albany area

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 16, 2014

Public service roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 37 incidents on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

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Irony escapes Russian president

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to stir unrest in Ukraine

U.S. and European Union officials must come up with meaningful sanctions against Russia that will convince hardliners looking to return to the “glory” days of the Soviet empire to let Ukraine handle its own affairs.

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Accused Dougherty teacher will be fired Mosely says

School superintendent teacher will be fired

Dougherty County School Superintendent David Mosely says accused teacher will be fired.

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City Commission clears path for West Albany Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market

Development would include new Wal-Mart grocery concept, fueling station

The Albany City Commission paves the way for a new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market near the corner of Westover Boulevard and Gillionville Road.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Politics 2014 -- Spell president with a capital 'D'

OPINION: Republics need a new strategy with 2016 on the horizon

The GOP’s strategy of alienating women and minorities doesn’t play well in presidential politics.

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