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Leesburg receives state funding to improve water system

Leesburg awarded state CDBG funds for water system

The burden of making improvements to the city’s water system became a great lighter as Leesburg will receive close to half a million dollars from a state grant.

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Phillip Phillips rocks Albany Homecoming for Music=Change | VIDEO | PHOTO GALLERY

Phillip Phillips sits down with Herald at Music=Change homecoming show

Over two thousand fans flocked to Albany’s Exchange Club Fairgrounds Friday night to show their support for a good cause and to support the homecoming concert of platinum recording artist and American Idol winner Phillip Phillips.

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Blackjack Billy plan to rock Gulf Coast Jam

Rocking country newcomers Blackjack Billy prepare for next week’s Gulf Coast Jam

Nashville country-rock outfit Blackjack Billy plan to keep riding their recent wave of success through Panama City Beach, Fla., at this year’s Gulf Coast Jam country music festival.

Albany area unemployment up in July

July numbers show area unemployment on the rise

Despite the the month to month increases in the jobless rate from Albany and Southwest Georgia, both rates were favorable compared to last year’s as metro Albany’s was down year over year from the 9.3 percent reported in 2013. Southwest Georgia’s 9.1 percent was the same rate reported last July.

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MCLB-Albany contractor adding 250 jobs by Oct. 1

The jobs carry hourly pay ranges from $16.99 to $25.68, depending upon the position

URS has immediate openings for 250 new employees at its military vehicle maintenance center at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany.

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Phillip Phillips to headline Music=Change

Music=Change benefit concert Friday night to feature Phillip Phillips

Former American Idol winner and platinum recording artist Phillip Phillip is returning to his hometown this weekend to lend his support to a good cause as headliner of the Music=Change benefit.

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Albany has three hospice options

Affinis Hospice offers different care options

For many families trying to help a loved one with a terminal or life-limiting illness can be a difficult process, but in Albany there are multiple options for assistance.

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Lee County Commission chair and sheriff to meet about unpaid equipment bill

How $18,000 in video equipment at the Lee County Jail will be paid for is up in the air

Tentative plans have been made for Lee County Board of Commissioners Chairman Rick Muggridge, along with county attorney Jimmy Skipper, to meet with Sheriff Reggie Rachals to discuss unpaid invoices related to the county jail’s new camera system.

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Phillip Phillips to headline Music=Change

Music=Change fundraiser for Mission Change to feature ‘American Idol’ Phillip Phillips

“American Idol” Phillip Phillips will put his star power and his talent to good use next weekend when he returns to Albany to headline the Music=Change Benefit Concert for Mission:Change.

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Lee County sheriff and Lee County Commission square off over jail cameras

Lee County refuses to pay

LEESBURG — With the ink still drying on the new Lee County budget, an unexpected bill for a camera system at the Lee County Jail has the Lee County Board of Commissions and Sheriff Reggie Rachals squaring off over payment.

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