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Gov. Nathan Deal proclaims Wednesday Howard Bo Callaway Day in Georgia

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss is among the elected officials who say the late Bo Callaway infleunced them

Howard “Bo” Callaway in 1964 was the first Republican to win a seat in Congress representing Georgia since Reconstruction and in 1966 was the first Republican to run for Georgia governor since 1876.

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Dougherty County School System moves a step closer to hiring permanent superintendent

Colquitt County school chief Sam DePaul, DCSS interim Butch Mosely appear to be at the top of the list.

Dougherty County School System moves a step closer to hiring permanent superintendent. Colquitt County school chief Sam DePaul, DCSS interim Butch Mosely appear to be at the top of the list.

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Medical marijuana bill passes Georgia House

With a vote of 171-4, a proposal to allow for the use of medical marijuana in Georgia passes the state House of Representatives.

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Delta to reward frequent flier miles based on ticket price

Delta Air Lines Inc said on Wednesday it would make a major change to its frequent-flier program, basing the number of miles earned toward free flights on how much customers spend rather than the distance traveled.

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Albany State, Darton State and Albany Tech to take aim at county's dropout rate

OUTLOOK 2014: The area's leaders of higher education to collaborate on improving learning in the region and stanching Dougherty County’s drop out rate.

Albany State, Darton State and Albany Tech to take aim at county’s drop out rate. Instututions of higher education want to improve learning in the region.

Crewmember on Greg Allman biopic 'Midnight Rider' killed during train mishap

A female camera operator's assistant was killed Thursday and seven other people were injured when a train unexpectedly bore down on a crew doing camera tests for "Midnight Rider," the Greg Allman biopic shooting in Georgia.

Univ. of Mississippi to question three students from Ga. about noose on statue

The University of Mississippi wants to question three white male students who may have been involved in draping a noose and a Confederate flag over a statue of James Meredith, the African-American student who braved segregationist mobs to integrate the school in 1962.

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Views clash on Georgia Medicaid expansion

An estimated 400,000 to 500,000 Georgians are left out of health care reform in Georgia, one organization contends

State officials say expanding Medicaid in Georgia would cost the state $400 million a year, while proponents of the expansion argue that new revenues from the expansion would reduce the cost to the state to $35 million a year.

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Critics of state health plan take message to Capitol

Benefit plan covers 650,000 state employees, teachers, other school personnel, retirees and dependents

The group of activists placed apples on the desks of General Assembly members with “TRAGIC” printed on them. The crowd wore green to symbolize both money and illness.

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Dougherty School Board OKs grade-changing settlement between Kevin Fretwell and the district

Kevin Fretwell has agreed to be reassigned for the remainder of the term and will resign at the end of the school year

Kevin Fretwell told Dougherty County school officials that he provided copies of Westover High School student records to The Albany Herald, which led to an internal investigation by the superintendent’s office.

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More images released of new Atlanta Falcons stadium

Architects with the new Atlanta Falcons stadium released more images of what the new facility will look like.

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Georgians ready to thaw out

State officials urge caution and no discretionary travel before midday in impacted counties

The historic snow storm left more than a half-foot of snow and an inch of ice in some Georgia areas.

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End in sight for winter storm (UPDATED: Gov. Deal news conference)

Tonight should be the last night of hazardous driving conditions in Atlanta area

Transportation and power company workers are attempting to get life back to normal for central and north Georgia residents.

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Albany area will see mostly rain from storm system

No sleet or snow expected for Albany and surrounding area, but motorists could have to deal with patches of early morning ice

North Georgia will receive from an inch of snow below Atlanta to as much as 7 inches of snow in the northeast mountains, with eastward travel especially treacherous because of ice accumulations.

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J. Mack Robinson remembered for kindness, humility

J. Mack Robinson’s business ventures included car sales, insurance, banking and fashion industries, died late Friday night. He was 90.

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