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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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Florida State runs past arch-rival Florida

Defense dominates in 27-2 rout of Gators

Florida State came close to posting its first shutout in the storied rivalry with Florida.

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Deerfield-Windsor falls in state championship game | PHOTOS

Valwood holds on for 28-26 victory

The Knights had two chances to take the lead on field goals late in the fourth quarter.

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Tift Building on UGA's Tifton campus undergoing renovation

Move in expected in January

The Tift Building on the University of Georgia Tifton Campus, which is in the process of renovation, should be furnished in late December and ready for move-in next January, said Joe West, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences assistant dean.

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EDITORIAL: Bringing light to a dark winter

Through helping others, we help ourselves

We may never know the full effect our chartiable donations have, but we can know that we’ve made somone’s life better.

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BARRY LEVINE: Barry's success as easy as 1-2-3

THE OLD ROCKER: Philadelphia's Barry switched from successful athlete to singer

The combination of singing and writing and performing helped Len Barry increase his 1966 income to a whopping $3 million.

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Squawk of the Day - Nov. 29, 2015

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to see what everyone is squawking about!

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Dougherty Commissioner Harry James receives certification

County leader completes Carl Vinson/ACCG certification training

Harry James is recognized as a certified county commissioner after completing Carl Vinson Institute of Government training classes.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: You'll find no misplaced compassion here

OPINION: Capital punishment opponents seem to forget about victims

When it comes to capital punishment, I’ll save my sympathy for criminals’ victims.

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America's eating habits becoming increasingly more unhealthy | PHOTOS

Study shows two-thirds of Americans are overweight or dangerously obese

America on the go is foregoing healthy foods for high-calorie, high-fat but fast and convenient alternatives that have helped create a health epidemic.

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Small Business Saturday arrives in Albany

Day now recognized by local governments and White House

Small Business Saturday arrives in Albany, tucked between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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Ballet Theatre South bringing 'Snow White' to Albany Auditorium

Performances are set for Dec. 4-6

Ballet Theatre South will bring to Albany “Snow White,” a non-traditional modern ballet, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 6 at Albany Municipal Auditorium.

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MANDY FLYNN: I don't see the humor

LIFESTYLES COLUMNIST: Family get-togethers always bring out the stories

I love family stories. I could sit around the kitchen table and listen to them over and over again. Except maybe a few of them. The embarrassing ones. The ones that Never. Go. Away.

Albany Area Community Calendar - Nov. 30-Dec. 7, 2015

A weekly calendar of civic club and organization meetings, reunions, volunteering opportunities, classes and seminars, and other notices.

The Albany Area Community Calendar is published Sundays. To have your item included, email by 5 p.m. Wednesday before Sunday publication.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Nov. 16-23, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Nov. 16 -23, 2015.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at Christmas music

HISTORY: The popular song "Jingle Bells" got its start in Savannah

Music is such a large part of Christams, but how well do you know the songs so often played this time of year?


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