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Cheap gas expected to lead to heavy Labor Day travel in Georgia, U.S.

With gas about $1 cheaper a gallon than last year, experts think about 35.5 million people, including 30.4 million motorists, will take a trip of 50 miles or more over the long holiday weekend. Meanwhile, DOT is restricting lane closures and the Georgia State Patrol will be out in force all weekend.

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Albany City Commission candidate Chad Warbington resigns appointed board positions

Warbington has been serving on the Albany utility board and the Economic Development Commission

Chad Warbington, who is running to unseat Ward IV City Commissioner Roger Marietta, said in an email Tuesday that he is resigning from the city of Albany’s utility board and from the Albany-Dougherty EDC, where he serves as treasurer.

Georgia News Briefly

Microneedle flu patches studied at Emory; Nicholls grandfather wins $1 million in lottery; Georgia Prescribed Fire Council to meet in Tifton this month; Driver Services announces holiday closings; South Georgians named to two state boards; Trailer manufacturing opening facility in Georgia.

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Revolution in hospital food under way

Hospital cuisine has much fresher look

The change in hospital food over the past 20 years has mirrored society’s overall emphasis on healthier food.

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Georgia Political Briefs

Georgia Political Briefs

U.S. Sen. Isakson, four U.S. House members touring Georgia bases; U.S. Sen. Perdue applauds North Dakota ruling against WOTUS; U.S. Rep. Bishop hosting a miliarty families summit; Georgia Ag Commissioner Black leads delegation to Panama.

Georgia News Briefly

A roundup of news from around the state of Georgia.

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Fan who died after falling from upper deck at Turner Field during Braves game ID'd

A fan fell from the upper deck at Turner Field during Saturday's Atlanta Braves game against the New York Yankees.

Georgia News Briefly

A roundup of news from around the state of Georgia.

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Remnants of Erika likely mean a wet week ahead for Albany area

Weather forecasters do not expect Erika to reform into a cyclone

The remnants of Erika were expected to move north just to the west of the Florida peninsula’s Gulf Coast before it reaches land somewhere along the panhandle, bringing rain to Albany and Southwest Georgia.

Governor's education reformers take aim at Georgia teacher pay scales

Georgia teachers have been paid for decades by a predictable salary scale, but that could change as a panel working for Gov. Nathan Deal considers an overhaul of education policy.

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Gas falls below $2 per gallon at some Albany stations

Metro Albany ranked 2nd lowest in state on Saturday

On a tank of gas, Albany motorists are paying about $20 less per fill-up than they were in late August 2014.

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Georgia Tech investigating fraternity's alleged racist taunts

The Georgia Institute of Technology is investigating allegations that white members of a campus fraternity shouted racial slurs at a black female student earlier this month.

No suspect identified in shooting death of Georgia university student

The fatal shooting of a student on the campus of Georgia's Savannah State University was under investigation on Friday, with no suspect yet identified a day after the confrontation that resulted in the man's death.

Unemployment in July rises in Albany, Southwest Georgia

Rates for Albany, Southwest Georgia at 8 percent and 7.7 percent, respectively

The metro Albany rate rose as the number of jobs decreased by 300 in July to 59,900. The job losses came in the service-related industries, including trade, transportation and warehousing and government, labor officials said.

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Thomasville teen recovering from plague

Valdosta State University student is first in Georgia to be diagnosed with plague

Hannah Lindquist, who was likely infected with bubonic plague by a flea bite while at Yosemite National Park, is recuperating at home and is medically cured, but it will be some time before she’s feeling 100 percent, her father says.


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