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Mark's Melon Patch a fall tradition for the whole family | PHOTOS

Mark's Melon Patch offers fall fun for the whole family

Few things signify the arrival of fall in Southwest Georgia like a trip out to Mark’s Melon Patch where the whole family can have fun amongst the pumpkins, or take an old fashioned hayride through the fields, all while picking up some fresh farm treats from the roadside market.

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Downtown Albany fountain brought back to life

Downtown Albany fountain dormant more than four years

It may not have registered to many frequent visitors to downtown Albany until they saw and heard something different late this week. The fountain that stands in front of the Dougherty County Government Building on Pine Avenue has been turned back on.

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BRAD MCEWEN: Lateralus, I'm in love

OPINION: Nothing says I love you like Tool tickets

There are several concert memories that stand out in my mind, but none had me falling in love like the time Tay and I caught a Tool show in Charlotte.

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Jawahn Ware, Lewis Webb named to Georgia Trend 40 Under Forty

Both recipients previously were honored by The Albany Herald

Two of Southwest Georgia’s most influential young professionals received statewide recognition this week when Dougherty County Clerk Jawahn Ware and The DGR GRoup Inc. co-owner Lewis Webb were named to Georgia Trend magazine’s prestigious 40 Under Forty list.

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Travel marketing study: Albany tourism investment needed

Travel study praises Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau and staff

A recent study conducted by Randall Travel Marketing indicates that while Albany and Dougherty County have a plethora of unique features and attractions making it desirable to visitors, failure to invest properly in facilities and in the downtown will hinder future tourism revenue.

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Albany Area Arts Council opens exhibit of college art faculty works on Thursday

South Georgia College Art Faculty Exhibition features work from area educators

Art lovers from around the Albany area will get a chance this month to see the work of several of south Georgia artists who are shaping and inspiring future generations as the Albany Area Arts Council opens its October exhibit Thursday at the Carnegie Library in downtown Albany.

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Back the Blue movement gaining momentum

SOWEGA residents showing support for local law enforcement through Back the Blue campaign

Although it has started becoming a familiar sight around Albany and other parts of Southwest Georgia, a group of well-meaning residents are hoping to see even more blue ribbons, signs and flyers, showing support for the area’s law enforcement community.

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Summerlin Vitamins and the Vapor Corner continues strong family legacy | PHOTOS

Summerlin Vitamins and the Vapor Corner growing and expanding with each new generation

For over three decades the Summerlin family has been looking after the health of Albany area residents through its family business Summerlin Vitamins and the Vapor Corner, formerly Bill’s Vitamins and Health Food Store.

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Silversun Pickups return with new album

Alt rockers' Better Nature hits shelves today

As Los Angeles alternative rockers Silversun Pickups return to the public’s attention today with the release of their latest full-length, Better Nature, drummer Christopher Guanlao says it’s been a long time coming.

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Flint RiverQuarium hosting Water, Wings & Wildlife Festival Saturday

Water, Wings & Wildlife Festival offers fun for all at Flint RiverQuarium

Albany’s Flint RiverQuarium is hosting its sixth annual Water, Wings & Wildlife Festival this Saturday where patrons can enjoy a variety of special programs designed to provide educational fun of the whole family.

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