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Evening of Jazz set for Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Jazz groups to perform Thursday evening at Tifton college

This concert marks the first time that Dr. Thomas Heflin, assistant professor of jazz, will direct the ABAC Jazz Ensemble.

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Saints fan steals football intended for female Bengals fan | VIDEO

After Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham scored a touchdown in the third quarter against the New Orleans Saints, he casually tossed the ball to the only Bengals fan he saw. It was a woman wearing an A.J. Green jersey.

Farm-City Week honors Georgia farmers

Georgia farmers lead the nation in producitng peanuts, pecans and poultry

The top ten commodities grown in Georgia are broilers, cotton, peanuts, eggs, beef, timber, corn, horses, dairy and greenhouse/nursery plants.

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Ga. car dealer, son charged with alleged odometer, title fraud | PHOTOS

The owner of a Forest Park used car dealership was arrested Thursday morning and warrants issued for his son for alleged odometer and title violations.

Baldwin Players perform female 'Odd Couple' in Tifton

The three-night run starts Thursday at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

“The Odd Couple” female version was adapted by Neil Simon in 1985 from his 1960s classic comedy. Simon flipped the genders of his characters and updated the comedy, which will be performed at Howard Auditorum at ABAC by the Baldwin Players.

Southwest Georgia college art show opens

An opening reception for the 11th annual show is Friday evening

Students from Albany State and Valdosta State universities and Darton State College will participate in the show at the Albany Area Arts Council.

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Cane-grinding returns to Tifton ag museum and village

Sugar cane production in the style of the 1890s will be demonstrated Nov. 8 and 15

Old-fashioned traditions of cane-grinding and syrup-making will be on exhibit Nov. 8 and 15 at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village at Tifton.

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D'Antonio and Montanari Duo to perform Sunday at Albany Museum of Art

The performance is the second in the 2014-15 Willson concert series at the Albany Museum of Art

The D’Antonio and Montanari Duo, a guitar and flute duo, will perform a program of a variety works by composers Carl Nielsen, Terry Riley, Astor Piazzola, Toru Takemitsu and others. The concert is at 4 p.m. Sunday.

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Irene Dodd art exhibit opening in Tifton

Euroscapes will be on exhibit at the Museum of Agriculture through mid-February

More than 20 works of European scenes by georgia artist Irene Dobb will be featured at her exhibit set for Nov. 7-Feb. 13 at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture in Tifton.

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Harvest to Table dinner set for Tifton

Nov. 14 dinner at agriculture museum will feature Tift area flavor

The jazz quartet from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will provide entertainment for the Wiregreass Farmers market’s first Harvest to Table dinner.

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PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Sherwood Christian wins again for seventh straight victory

Eagles rout Creekside-Christian 33-0

(ADDS: Worth County-Americus-Sumter, Randolph-Clay-Baconton Charter, Fitzgerald-Pelham, Brooks County-Early County, Seminole County-Berrien, Thomas County Central-Crisp County, Calhoun County-Miller County, Southwest Georgia-Crisp Academy, Southland-Tiftarea

Legendary DJs reunite for Terrell County homecoming

Sasser Flea Market hosts 18-over event

Legendary Albany DJs will reunite for a Terrell County homecoming tailgate party.

DOT resurfacing Liberty Expressway on-ramp

Resurfacing of US 82 on-ramp at Dougherty and Lee County line

Part of Dougherty County’s Liberty Expressway will be closed for the next two days as the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) resurfaces an on-ramp at the Dougherty and Lee County line.

Speeding truck breaks power pole in Albany

Charges pending in east Albany accident

A man is briefly hospitalized after an early morning accident in Albany.

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Top-ranked Colquitt crushes Lee County 58-14

Kiel Pollard scored four second-quarter touchdowns to help Colquitt County build a 49-7 halftime lead

The top-ranked Colquitt County Packers did to Lee what they’ve done to opponents all season — using their speed and quickness on offense to score, while their defense stifled the Trojans and forced turnovers.

Lee County Chamber of Commerce seeks Annual Dinner sponsors

Lee County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner set for November

The Lee County Chamber of Commerce has announced that this year’s Annual Dinner will be held Nov. 13 at the Bindery at Oakland Library and sponsorships for the event are currently available.

Monday final day for general election voter registration

Early voting for Nov. 4 election starts Oct. 13

Persons who want to vote in the Nov. 4 general election must register by Monday.

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Dates announced for 2015 Wanee Festival

Allman Brothers break-up will impact annual Florida music fest

Dates were announced this week for the annual Wanee Music Festival.

Jazz group opens First Tuesday Concert Series at ABAC

The Carter/David Project performs Tuesday at the Chapel of All Faiths at ABAC in Tifton

The First Tuesday series, now in its 13th year, features regional professional artists on the first Tuesdays of five months during the year.

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Darton men's soccer out to avenge last year's loss to Eastern Florida State

Cavaliers play host to Titans on Friday

Eastern Florida State, which began in 2013 and almost became a national powerhouse program overnight, knocked Darton out of the 2013 Region 17 semifinals with a 2-0 shutout over the then-ranked No. 5 Cavaliers last year.

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Austin French of 'Rising Star' set to perform at ABAC

It will be the first Tifton performance by Austin French since he competed on the nationally televised competition

Aution French will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 3-4 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. The concerts will benefit the college’s Ag Business Club

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Fishing rodeo for youth this weekend in Albany

Albany State University and Sherwood Baptist Church collaborate on project

The fishing trip is an effort to instill positive values in youths.

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POW/MIA events at Georgia Southwestern State University start today

POW/MIA events in the Americus area continue through Saturday

The annual obsrevance by Georgia Southwestern State University honors Americans who have been prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action.

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The Atlanta Braves' new stadium will be SunTrust Park | PHOTOS

The new Atlanta Braves' home in Cobb County was officially named Tuesday in an announcement by the club and SunTrust

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PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Gutsy fake punt call sends Bainbridge past Monroe

Bearcats rally for 7-6 victory over Tornadoes

(ADDS: Miller County-Pelham, Seminole County-Mitchell County, Baconton-Atkinson County, Terrell Academy-Crisp Academy, Tift County-Baldwin, Tiftarea-Pinewood Christian, Southland-Southwest Georgia, Wilcox County-Calhoun County, Turner County-Randolph-Clay)

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PREP FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Weather steals high school football spotlight

Lightning suspends three games, two ruled no-contests

Games at Hugh Mills Stadium, Webb Memorial Stadium at Deerfield-Windsor School and at Lee County High School were impacted when a strong band of thunderstorms began pelting the area about 8:30 p.m. Friday night.

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'Bottles and Brushes' art classes resume at ABAC museum

At the first class on Sept. 19, participants will re-create Curious Goat

Particpiants are invited to bring a favorite beverage to the art class.

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Army Jazz Ambassadors launch 2014-15 ABAC Presents! series

The 19-member jazz ensemble will perform Tuesday at Tift County High School

Tuesday’s free concert opens ABAC’s 2014-15 performance series, which includes two theater peformances and three concerts.

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Albany State volleyball releases 2014 schedule

Lady Rams open season at Valdosta State

Albany State’s 2014 volleyball schedule was released on Thursday, and the Lady Rams will open the season Sept. 5 in a doubleheader at Valdosta State against Lynn University and VSU.

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Lee student's artwork featured at U.S. Capitol

Savana Harris’ artwork will be on display at the U.S. Capitol for one year.

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Garth Brooks breaks Philips Arena performance record with seven consecutive shows

Garth Brooks announced two additional performances on his World Tour at Philips Arena, bringing the total up to seven shows in Atlanta.

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Kenny Rogers' Buckhead home listed for sale | PHOTOS

Kenny Rogers’ Buckhead home hit the market and is listed at $4.8 million

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Metro Albany Kitchen Inspections - Aug. 11, 2014

Weekly report on health inspections of restaurants and kitchens in metro Albany

These are inspections conducted in Dougherty, Lee and WSorth counties Aug. 1-7.

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Darton State College soccer teams open preseason camps

Lady Cavs return after brutal national tournament exit

The Darton State College soccer teams open training camps after a 2013 season when the Lady Cavs were eliminated from the national tournament in heart-breaking fashion and the Cavs were knocked out in the region semifinals.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - July 24-30, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail July 24-30, 2014.

Albany Area Community Calendar for Aug. 3-11, 014

These are meetings, civic clubs, classes, seminars and non-entertainment events in metro Albany and Southwest Georgia for Aug. 3-11, 2014.

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Ken Rodd honored by Kiwanians

Albany Kiwanian received district honor

Ken Rodd of Albany has been recognized as a Distinguished Lieutenant Governor for Division 5 of the Georgia District of Kiwanis.

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Local track & field athletes compete at National Junior Olympics

Sapphire-Ruff Riders Track Club wins 32 medals at national event

Mitchell County’s McKinley West takes third in 100 meters, while Deerfield-Windsor standout Tarah Young finishes second in 1600-meter relay

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Amber Miles tabbed to lead Lady Cavalier softball program

Former La. Tech assistant replaced former coach Eric Neel

Amber Miles brings years of high-level coaching experience, a masters-degree level of education and an exceptional background as a NCAA Division I student-athlete to the Darton program.

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Albany Dizzy Dean all-stars finish fourth

8-year-old all-stars fall to Kennesaw, Paulding County

Albany all-stars finish with a 7-2 record in Dizzy Dean World Series.

Dougherty Democrats to elect state convention delegates

Four delegates to be selected at county Democratic caucus, meeting

Dougherty County Democrats will select state convention delegates Saturday.

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Former Falcons coach Dan Reeves to speak in Americus

Former Falcons coach Dan Reeves will be the keynote speaker Tuesday at the 16th annual Steak and Stake Charity Fundraiser Dinner for the Boys and Girls Club of Americus-Sumter County.

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FSU’s Rashad Greene included on Biletnikoff Watch List

Albany native Rashad Greene is one of 55 receivers named to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, which is handed out to the best WR in the nation.

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New “Strategic Plan” being built in the Dougherty County School System

DCSS assembling a team of leaders from across the district and community to research the current condition of the system and formulate a guide improvement for coming years.

New “Strategic Plan” being built in the Dougherty County School System

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FSU's Rashad Greene named to Maxwell Award Watch List

Former Westover star Rashad Greene a candidate for Maxwell Award

Albany native Rashad Greene, along with two Seminoles, two Auburn Tigers and Georgia running back Todd Gurley, was named to the watch list for the annual Maxwell Award, which is given to the top college player of the year.

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Three Braves named All-Stars, Buster Posey left off

Freddie Freeman, Craig Kimbrel, Julio Teheran named All-Stars

Braves Freddie Freeman, Craig Kimbrel and Julio Teheran made the NL All-Star team, while 2012 MVP and Lee County native Buster Posey was left off for the first time in three years.

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Darton State College athletics rank No. 9 nationally

Eight of the 11 Darton sports in 2013-14 competed at nationals

The Darton State College athletics program had another banner year and ranked No. 9 among junior colleges in the country.

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Albany Post 30 falls in Paul Eames Memorial Tournament semifinal

Post 30 musters just six hits in a 3-1 loss

Covington Post 32 pitcher Blake Shope is nearly unhittable in Sunday’s semifinal game of the Paul Eames Memorial Tournament and eliminates host Albany Post 30 Senior.

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Eminem, Zac Brown Band, John Mayer and Jack White to headline Music Midtown

The lineup for the 2014 Music Midtown festival at Piedmont Park in Atlanta has been released.

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Darton hosting weekly Tuesday night runs

The Darton cross country program hosts a 3K trail run every Tuesday night, and the Albany community is invited.