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Chief Michael Persley believes Albany Police Department can be great | VIDEO

Better connections to community key for Albany Police Department improvements

After being at the helm of the Albany Police Department for two months, new Chief Michael Persley believes that with a few tweaks and a better relationship with the community, the department can become the best police force in south Georgia.

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Albany's Chandler Lane lands first movie role

Deerfield-Windsor School grad earns part in upcoming 'Prayer Never Fails' movie

Albany’s Chandler Lane took advantage of a golden opportunity and parlayed that into a principal role in the upcoming faith-based movie “Prayer Never Fails,” which he says he hopes will be the start of his acting career.

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Albany Area Chamber of Commerce to host state of the community luncheon

Chamber brings together business and community leaders for discussion

As part of its continuing effort to bring together important members of Albany and Dougherty County’s civic and business leadership, the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce will soon host its annual State of the Community luncheon.

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Albany Area Arts Council to open new exhibit by Albany artist guild members | PHOTO GALLERY

Albany Area Arts Council presents 'Sizzling Summer Show: Art Like You've Never Seen It Before'

Albany area art lovers will get a chance to see the works of some of the surrounding area’s best and brightest artists when the Albany Area Arts Council opens its new monthly exhibit this week.

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GA Music Awards voting closes soon

Last chance to cast votes for local favorites for GA Music Awards

Fans of the many Albany-area artists nominated for this year’s GA Music Awards have only a few days left to cast a vote and help their favorite acts bring glory home to Southwest Georgia.

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USDA Deputy Secretary visits SOWEGA Council on Aging | PHOTO GALLERY

Krysta Harden, a Camilla native, tours SOWEGA Council on Aging Senior Life Enrichment Center

Some Albany area seniors entertained a special guest Monday when United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden visited the SOWEGA Council on Aging’s Senior Life Enrichment Center to see firsthand what the organization is doing to help the plight of those who are struggling with the effects of poverty.

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First Baptist Church of Albany starts GriefShare program

Learning to grieve focus of First Baptist of Albany GriefShare program

Losing a loved one is likely one of the most difficult times a person will face in their lives and because support is so badly needed for those experiencing loss, First Baptist Church of Albany (FBC) will again be facilitating the GriefShare program, beginning this Tuesday.

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Tim Dill leaves as head of MillerCoors Albany

MillerCoors Albany Vice President Tim Dill no longer with company

After a six years at the helm of one of the community’s largest employers Tim Dill is out as the head man at Albany’s MillerCoors brewery.

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BRAD MCEWEN: Some pain you have to nip in the bud

OPINION: A little sunscreen can prevent a lot of pain

While I will never know about, and therefore never dispute, the level of pain a woman experiences during childbirth, I can now say to all those moms who have made me blush while lamenting having to breastfeed, I (kind of) feel your pain.

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(Hot) dog days of summer

As temperatures rise, so does consumption of the American favorite food

Few things signify the advent of summer like the smell of hot dogs sizzling on a flaming grill, and by the time July rolls around America is in the peak of its hot dog season, thus making the seventh month of the year National Hot Dog month, where the meaty treat is celebrated by Americans from coast to coast, as well as in southwest Georgia, where hot dogs remain immensely popular year-round.

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