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Georgians can register to vote online

An individual must have a driver's license to register to vote online

Online registration also be done with a state-issued ID from the Department of Driver Services, but not with the voter ID card available at election office.

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Peanut genome sequenced

Researchers say the sequence will aid in developing improved peanut varieties

Peanuts are a major row crop throughout the South and Southeast, with about half of U.S. peanuts produced in Georgia. They are crucial to the diets and livelihoods of millions of small farmers in Asia and Africa, many of whom are women.

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UGA President urges students to give back and serve their communities

Jere Morehead tells Tifton Rotary Club that service is the cornerstone of a UGA education

UGA President urges students to give back and serve their communities. Jere Morehead tells Tifton Rotary Club that service is the cornerstone of a UGA education

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Georgia Briefs - April 3, 2014

Sen. Freddie Powell Sims is appointed to state Child Welfare Reform Council

Lawmakers meet in Atlanta to bring awareness to the rise in the rate of autism.

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Atlanta Archbishop apologizes for lavish living, may sell mansion

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Atlanta has apologized for building a $2.2 million mansion to use as his home, a move that made him the object of derision and complaint, and said he may sell it.

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The Big 10 - March 21-28, 2014

Two Albany icons -- one a former restaurant, the other a world-famous restaurateur -- top this weeks list.

These are the 10 most-viewed articles on albanyherald.com for the week of March 21-28, 2014.

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Carter book looks at unfair treatment of women

In his latest book, former President Jimmy Carter turns his attention to the way in which women are treated.

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As clock ticks down, Affordable Heath Care nears 7 million mark

Today is the final day for signing up for Obamacare

It will take several years before it can be determined whether the law accompished its mission.

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Metro Albany jobless rate dips to 8 percent

Unemployment rate for Southwest Georgia region declines to 7.9 percent

Labor officials say Albany employers created 300 jobs and reduced the number of layoffs by 24.9 percent in February.

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Gov. Nathan Deal says rural hospitals a critical need

The governor says the state is in need of additional health professionals.

Deal, who is running for re-election this year, has staked out his opposition to the Affordable Care Act and to expanding the state’s Medicaid program. He has also supported changes to the health plan covering state employees and educators, following a wave of criticism that occurred after a new benefits framework debuted Jan. 1.

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Sen. Saxby Chambliss looking to next stage of life (Video)

The Georgia senior senator will leave Congress in January after 20 years at Capitol Hill

Sen. Saxby Chambliss says he’s looking forward to spending more time with family and exploring post-Senate options, but first he has some work to finish in Congress.

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Georgia General Assembly’s final FY2015 budget includes money for Darton State College

The surprise inclusion of $678,990 will be used to fund HVAC improvements in Darton’s student center.

The Georgia General Assembly’s final FY2015 budget includes money for Darton State College. The surprise inclusion of $678,990 will be used to fund HVAC improvements in Darton’s student center.

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Georgia Board of Regents votes to make state’s college campuses tobacco-free

No tobacco rule will go into effect on Oct. 1

Georgia Board of Regents votes to make state’s college campuses tobacco-free. No tobacco rule will go into effect on Oct. 1

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U.S. options limited on Crimea, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss says (Video)

The long-term solution to Russian aggression is increased natural gas exports by the United States, senator says

In invading Crimea, Russian President Vladimir Putin is demonstrating his KGB roots and “old school” mentality, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss says.

Americus board concerned suit may impact accreditation

The injunction hearing that was scheduled for Friday in U.S. District Court was added to Thursday’s agenda at the Sumter County Board of Education’s regular monthly meeting.

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