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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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Albany Area Community Calendar -- Feb. 1-9, 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 southview@albanyherald.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday before Sunday publication.

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Tifton researchers release new muscadine grape variety

The new Hall variety is sweet and ripens eary

The new University of Georgia muscadine is golden and ripens early, making it an attractive choice for consumers and Georgia farmers. The biggest need now is to make other areas of the country aware of muscadines and create better markets for the grape.

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The cost of romance for Valentine's Day to hit new record

Americans will spend a record $18.9 billion on Valentine's Day gifts

A survey released last week by the National Retail Federation found that the average person who celebrates Valentine’s Day will spend an average of $142, with men spending double what women will spend.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Jan. 20 - 26, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Jan. 20-26, 2015.

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Purple Heart Hunt honors wounded warriors | PHOTO GALLERY

Special ops service men from across the country take part in a special quail hunt

Southern Wilderness plantation near Edison was the site of the year’s first Purple Heart Outdoor Tour event on Saturday.

Valdosta police officer fired, arrested

Stolen property not turned in as evidence results in firing of Valdosta police officer and charges being lodged against him.

Mourners gather to say a final goodbye to Runions

The Marietta couple was killed while trying to buy a car they saw advertised on Craigslist

Mourners say goodbye to Elrey "Bud" and June Runion, who were killed when they traveled to Telfair County to buy a vintage Mustang they saw advertised on Craigslist. Ronnie Towns is accused of killing the couple.

Peggy Tanner Calhoun

Peggy Tanner Calhoun, 78, of Albany died Friday, January 30, 2015 at Regency Hospital in Macon , GA.

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Jayrutha J. Sherman

Jayrutha J. Sherman of Ft. Mitchell, AL passed away Thursday at her home.

Carrie Lee Jefferson

Carrie Lee Jefferson of Sylvester, Georgia, who departed this life on Friday, January 30, 2015, at the Mack’s Personal Care Home in Augusta, Georgia.

Cathy Noel

Cathy Noel, 58, of Leesburg, GA died Friday, January 30, 2015 at her residence.

Betty Sue Taylor Bridges

Betty Sue Taylor Bridges, 84, of Shellman, GA, died Friday, January 30, 2015 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

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Albany State hosts Fort Valley State for Homecoming

The surging Lady Rams will play first, then the Rams will take on the strugging Wildcats

The Albany State women have won seven of their past 11 games, while the Rams have struggled recently and are coming off a loss to Claflin.

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Valdosta boys rally to top Dougherty

Trojans blow late lead and fall 54-52

ADDS: Shy’Keria Williams helps Dougherty girls beat Valdosta

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Americus-Sumter takes two from Westover

Gaulden leads Lady Panthers in big Region 1-AAAA victory

ADDS: Americus-Sumter boys top Westover 54-46

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