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Albany police report fatal shootings, robbery

Two dead in east Albany shootings

Police say two men are dead in an east Albany apartment shooting.

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Peterson bullying lawsuit against Dougherty School System heating up

Father alleges alcohol use on Westover team bus during basketball camp trip

A bullied student’s father is ratcheting up the rhetoric in a lawsuit against the Dougherty County School System.

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White Oak Pastures continues to grow its business

From organic farming to soap-making, White Oak Pastures embraces business evolution

White Oak Pastures in Bluffton looks to the past for future growth.

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Peanut producers encouraged to plant earlier

Tomato spotted wilt virus surfaces in area

In 1997, TSWV caused widespread damage to Georgia’s peanut crops. Peanut yields suffered and the value of the state’s crop was reduced by more than 10 percent.

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Art Museum director says art studies lead to higher math, verbal scores

Paula Williams speaks to members of Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County

The Albany Museum of Art originated in 1964, said Williams, in a former warehouse building on Slappey Drive. Now located on Gillionville Road next to Darton State College, it has six galleries that host permanent and visiting art exhibits, the children’s art area AMAzing Space, and the Willson Auditorium.

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Forest Glen Drive residence Yard of the Month for November | PHOTO GALLERY

Home of Robert Miller is cited for its beauty by the Daffodil Garden Club

After buying the home at 1205 Forest Glen Drive in Albany a dozen years ago, Robert Miller first gutted and renovated the residence, then turned his attention to the landscaping.

Albany Area Community Calendar - Nov. 23-Dec. 1, 2014

A weekly calendar of civic club and organization meetings, reunions, volunteering opportunities, classes and seminars, and other notices.

The Albany Area Community Calendar is published Sundays. To have your item included, email southview@albanyherald.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday before Sunday publication.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Nov. 10-17, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Nov. 10-Nov. 17, 2014.

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Thumbs Up! Nov. 23, 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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Squawk of the Day - Nov. 23, 2014

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to see what everyone is squawking about!

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White Oak Pastures continues to grow its business

From organic farming to soap-making, White Oak Pastures embraces business evolution

White Oak Pastures in Bluffton looks to the past for future growth.

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Filmmaker Alex Kendrick challenges Sherwood players

Star of 'Facing the Giants' addresses players

On the night the Eagles were set to play the biggest football game in the school’s history, they listened to a pregame speech from Sherwood’s biggest star - filmmaker Alex Kendrick.

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Do-it-yourself Christmas wreaths

Use your own color schemes to make these holiday door and wall hangings.

Wrapping paper, tulle, mints, holiday fabric and a glue gun are the basics for creating a Christmas wreath or two (or three).

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2014 Holiday Flavors: Mains, Sides and Salads

Click on a recipe name to see the recipe

Albany Herald readers send in their favorite recipes - - just in time for the holidays. Today’s are main, side and salad dishes. Coming up are Desserts and Party Food.

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2014 Holiday Flavors: Desserts!

From Apple Dumpling Cobbler to Sour Cream Coffee Cake, we’ve got you covered on holiday desserts.

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Resilient FSU faces another test in Florida

Seminoles remain only undefeated team from a Power 5 conference

Florida State (11-0, 8-0 ACC, No. 3 CFP) has been criticized all season for the manner in which it continues to win games.

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Hutson Mason on record accuracy pace for Georgia

Mason completed 10 of 12 passes against Charleston Southern

He has completed 68.4 percent of his passes, a school-record pace for Georgia, which moved up one spot to No. 8 in Sunday’s AP Top 25.

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Atlanta Falcons fall to Cleveland on last-second field goal

Bill Cundiff drills 37-yard field goal as time expired

With another fourth-quarter meltdown, Atlanta dropped to 0-7 against teams outside its division.

Lawmaker wants Georgia schools to go digital by 2020

State Sen. John Albers, a Roswell Republican, said the details of his bill are still in the works but pledged not to force local school districts to cover all costs of moving to digital materials.

State details project list of affordable housing

State officials have unveiled a list of 30 projects that will receive $22.4 million in federal housing tax credits to build or rehab affordable housing properties across the state.

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Albany police report fatal shootings, robbery

Two dead in east Albany shootings

Police say two men are dead in an east Albany apartment shooting.

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Ladainial Shakita Hooper

Ladainial Shakita Hooper, age 42, of Albany departed this life Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Virginia Thomas Willis

Virginia Thomas Willis, 85, of Pelham passed away Friday, November 21, 2014 at Archbold Memorial Hospital

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Ms. Carmen Kay Reese

Ms. Carmen Kay Reese, age 68, of Leesburg, Georgia departed this life Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Albany, Georgia

Marie Elizabeth Jefferson

Marie Elizabeth Jefferson, 70, of Albany, GA, died Friday, November 21, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital North Campus

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Gertrude Jeffers Franklin

Gertrude Jeffers Franklin, age 74, departed this life Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Albany, Georgia.

Gloria Holland McGahee

Gloria Holland McGahee, 87, of Camilla passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Mitchell Convalescent Center in Camilla.

Joyce Clark Moreland

Joyce Clark Moreland, 91, of Dunwoody, GA, formerly Albany, GA, died Saturday, November 22, 2014

Alys Eloise Callan

Alys Eloise Callan of Colquitt died Saturday, November 22, 2014

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Darin Bernard Lunsford Jr.

Darin Bernard Lunsford Jr. 23, of Albany died Saturday November 22, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Kenneth Gene Moss

Kenneth Gene Moss, 50, of Lee Co., GA, died Saturday, November 22, 2014 at his residence

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