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Americus agency fights for abused children

Agency serves Southwestern Judicial Circuit

Amy Boney, director of the Lighthouse Children’s Advocacy Center in Americus, addressed members of the Exchange Club of Albany Friday.

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Phoebe Sumter Medical Center holds Rural Healthcare Summit

Participants worry that south Georgia is being left behind in regard to medical care

Rural Georgia is facing a health care crisis, but unless you live in some of these impoverished areas of the state and have experienced a 30-minute drive just to see a medical care provider, most Georgians seem blissfully unaware of the dire situation.

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Georgia delegation congressional voting

Here is how the Georgia delegation to Congress voted last week

This is a report on how Georgia’s delegation to the U.S. House and Senate voted in the previous week.

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Georgia Educators Association takes aim Opportunity School Districts referendum

GAE says the referendum would cost communities local control of their schools

Georgia Association of Educators President Sid Chapman made his annual visit to Albany this week to lay out the group’s wish list for next year’s session of the General Assembly.

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Lawyer says Marcus Johnson innocent

Johnson is scheduled to be put to death on Nov. 19

The evidence was circumstantial and there are problems with what was presented to the jury that convicted Albany’s Marcus Ray Johnson and sentenced him to die, his attorney wrote in a petition for clemency.

Georgia Briefly

A roundup of news from around the state of Georgia.

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Chancellor Hank Huckaby to recommend consolidation of Albany State University, Darton State College

The chancellor will also recommend naming Art Dunning permanent president of the combined institutions

University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby will recommend the consolidation of Albany State University and Darton State College at the USG Board of Regents monthly meeting in Atlanta on Tuesday.

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Albany Area Arts Council to open annual college art show | PHOTOS

Albany Area Arts Council annual show features work from area college students

This Friday art lovers will have a chance to see work produced from dozens of area college students as the Albany Area Arts Council opens its annual South Georgia College Arts Competition at the arts council’s Carnegie Library headquarters.

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Georgia's grade on premature births drops

Georgia's preterm birth date 9.6 percent

Georgia’s preterm birth rate was 10.8 percent in 2014, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. That rate places Georgia 44th among the states.

Albany State University Fall 2015 enrollment drops 10.7 percent

ASU's drop was the steepest among 30 University System of Georgia schools

According to Fall 2015 enrollment figures released Thursday by the University System of Georgia, Albany State University’s enrollment dropped 10.7 percent from a similar period in 2014 — the largest decline among 30 USG schools

Albany convicted killer gets clemency hearing

Execution date scheduled next day

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has set a clemency hearing for condemned killer Marcus Ray Johnson.

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Proposed Sabal Trail pipeline makes water coalition Dirty Dozen

Georgia Water Coalition says Sabal Pipeline risky for SOWEGA

As a proposed 500-mile natural gas pipeline that would run through the heart of Southwest Georgia moves closer to becoming a reality, the state’s leading water quality watchdog group has weighed in by listing the project as one of Georgia’s top water threats.

Law officers recapture accused in southeast Georgia sheriff's death

Jim Edward Lowery escaped from a prison van Tuesday

Jim Edward Lowery, accused of killing Montgomery County Sheriff Ladson O’Connor in June, escaped from a prison van during transport and was recaptured 12 hours later.

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Year 3 of ACA: Little growth, big penalty

Open enrollment begins Monday

More than 540,000 Georgians signed up for coverage in 2015 in the health insurance exchange, which was created under the Affordable Care Act. Dante McKay, state director of Enroll America, said that he hopes Georgia at least equals that total or exceeds it for 2016.

The complicated, essential business of Saving babies’ lives

Infant mortality serious problem in Georgia

In a review of Georgia’s data for 2002 to 2006, disorders related to short gestation periods and low birth weight stood out as the leading causes of infant mortality.

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