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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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Three killed in shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas

Three people, including a 14-year-old boy, were killed on Sunday at two different Jewish community facilities in a Kansas City-area suburb, and a man was in custody as police investigated whether the shootings were anti-Semitic, authorities said.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - April 14, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail April 3-9, 2014.

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CYNTHIA TUCKER: LBJ changed civil rights landscape

OPINION: The 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act comes at a confusing moment for America

The America that elected Obama is a very different place from the nation over which Johnson presided.

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MICHAEL REAGAN: Tea Partiers listening to too much talk radio

OPINION: Talk radio tries to build audience, not political majority

For Republicans to win general elections, they need conservative candidates who do not sound like bombastic talk radio hosts.

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Early voting times, dates established for May 20 election primaries

Potential voters have a week to register for the primaries

Voters are reminded of registration, early voting dates for approaching primaries.

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Squawk of the Day - April 14, 2014

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

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Businesses join forces to maximize assets

Multiple ventures operating at the former Harley Davidson dealership on Old Dawson Road.

Local music collective Three Forty Creative Group is now operating in a new location, sharing space with new consignment-style boutique Relics to Riches.

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Phoebe North ICU gains tele-medicine services

Investment more than $500,000

Audio and video equipment is activated only when needed. The sound of a doorbell lets patients and family members know when the tele-intensivist or critical care nurse “enters” the room, similar to when a bedside physician or nurse enters the room.

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Dougherty Teacher of Year finalist Jennifer Lewis-Polite always wanted to be a teacher (VIDEO)

Dougherty Teacher of the Year will be named at a banquet Thursday at Hilton Garden Inn

Dougherty Teacher of Year finalist Lewis-Polite always wanted to be a teacher

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Dougherty Teacher of the Year finalist Victoria Brackins wants to share her knowledge (VIDEO)

Dougherty County's Teacher of the Year to be revealed at banquet Thursday

Eight finalists in mix for Dougherty County’s 2015 Teacher of the Year

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Thumbs Up! April 14, 2014

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD: Good news to start the week.

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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The Big 10: April 4-11, 2014

The most-red stories for the week of April 4 - 11, 2014 at www.albanylerald.com

The Big Ten

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MASTERS: Spieth denied history at Augusta

Jordan Spieth took charge early in Sunday’s final round at Augusta National in his pursuit to become the youngest Masters champion, but the 20-year-old saw his two-shot lead evaporate in an instant.

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Braves sweep Nationals with 10-2 victory

Freddie Freeman and Justin Upton homered early to spark Atlanta to a 10-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday.

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Sunday surge sends Watson to his second Masters title in three years

Watson gets second Masters with Sunday surge

Bubba Watson pulls away for his second Masters championship


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