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Dr. Tanjula Petty to be new Vice President of Academic Affairs at Albany Technical College

New Albany Tech VP of Academic Affairs Tanjula Petty starts Dec. 1

Officials at Albany Technical College announced Monday that the school is set to welcome Dr. Tanjula Petty as its new Vice President of Academic Affairs on December 1.

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'Tis the season for the Festival of Lights at Chehaw | PHOTOS

Chehaw holiday display starts Friday

With the holidays in full swing, much of Albany is in the Christmas spirit and nowhere will that be more apparent than at Chehaw Park, where the staff is preparing to open the annual Festival of Lights display on Friday.

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Comedy for a cause

Mission Change to host LOL Comedy Night with Henry Cho

The founders of local non profit Mission Change know that laughter alone won’t help them complete their mission, but they are hoping a few hearty laughs at the first ever “LOL Comedy Night” will give a boost to the good work the organization is doing in this community and beyond.

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Black Thursday replacing Black Friday | PHOTOS

Thanksgiving shopping impacting Black Friday crowds

As more and more stores open their doors and offer deals to shoppers on Thanksgiving Day, the ritual of getting up early and waiting in line on Black Friday is seemingly loosing its importance for those looking to find discounts and take care of holiday shopping.

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The Lord's Pantry is compassion in action | PHOTOS

The Lord's Pantry mission feeds and clothes thousands of area needy annually

For over 40 years volunteers at The Lord’s Pantry in Albany have been the epitome of the motto of “compassion in action,” as they have ministered to the basic needs of thousands of the area’s less fortunate.

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Early sales eat into Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday shopping

Shoppers divided on whether to fight the store crowds

Outside of a feeling of Black Friday tradition, many Albany area shoppers say that because of extended sales, they are less inclined to leave their families on Thanksgiving Day or to brave early morning crowds on Black Friday in order to get jump start on their holiday shopping.

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Phoebe receives Health Champion Designation from American Diabetes Assocation

American Diabetes Association praises Phoebe Healthworks

American Diabetes Association Regional Director of Mission Delivery Leslie Potts, right, presents the organization’s first ever Health Champion Designation award to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Diabetes Educator Phyllis Vititoe. Potts said Phoebe Putney was chosen to receive the award based on the hospital’s daily commitment to health and wellness. “Our Wellness Lives Here initiative is about what Phoebe Putney is doing every single day,” said Potts. “It’s promoting a health lifestyle, it’s about going to the fitness center (Phoebe Healthworks), staying active, eating the right things, and making choices, 365.”

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Chehaw welcomes its second camel, Audrey | PHOTOS

New camel will soon meet Bogart the camel, as well as the public

Chehaw’s resident celebrity Bogart the camel, who has become one of the park’s most popular attractions since arriving in Southwest Georgia nearly two years ago, will soon be welcoming a new friend in his exhibit as the park prepares to introduce its latest resident, a female camel named Audrey.

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DWS lower school participates in Patriot's Day | PHOTOS

Patriot's Day teaches DWS students about colonial times

Fifth graders at Albany’s Deerfield Windsor School (DWS) got an up close look at life in colonial America Thrusday when they spent the day churning butter, mending clothing, weaving baskets, preparing for battle and learning about the art of blacksmithing as part of the school’s annual Patriot’s Day.

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Albany Area Chamber of Commerce presents legislative agenda at Rise N Shine | PHOTOS

Infrastructure, workforce development headline Albany Area Chamber agenda

The need for improved infrastructure and work force development highlight the most recent Albany Area Chamber of Commerce legislative agenda which was presented to state leaders and the public Thursday during the Chamber’s Legislative Affairs Rise N Shine Breakfast at Doublegate County Club.

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