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Albany Almanac - July 16, 2014

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

Albany Almanac - July 15, 2014

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

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The Flood of 1994: July 14 - Albany, at last, reunited

The reconnection of East Albany and West Albany by pedestrians on the Memorial Bridge was symbolic

Life was far from normal, but wit the reconnection of the two sides of Albany, at least the community was whole again.

Albany Almanac - July 12, 2014

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

Albany Almanac - July 11, 2014

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

Albany Almanac - July 10, 2014

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

Albany Almanac - July 9, 2014

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

Albany Almanac - July 8, 2014

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

Gas pump prices ease downward over holiday

Motorists in Albany are paying nearly 15 cents more a gallon than they were in July 2013

While motorists in Albany, Georgia and across the nation are seeing modest drops in gas prices, the averages are still considerably higher than what they were paying a year ago.

Eleven die on Georgia roadways over the Independence Day holiday period

One boater loses his life Sunday after his boat capsizes off Little Tybee Island

None of the traffic deaths over the Independence Day holidays occurred in metro Albany, according to Georgia Department of Public Safety reports. There was one boating fatality, but no drownings over the holiday, Department of Natural Resources officials say.

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Albany Area Business Portfolio - July 6, 2014

Promotions, changes and other activity of business people in metro Albany and Southwest Georgia

Albany Area Business Portfolio is a weekly column on business leaders in metro Albany and Southwest Georgia. Items may be emailed to Managing Editor Danny Carter at danny.carter@albanyherald.com or mailed to him at The Albany Herald, P.O. Box 48, Albany, Ga. 31702.

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Albany Area Education Notebook - July 6, 2014

News on high school and college students from metro Albany and Southwest Georgia

education Notebook has updates on graduations, scholarships, honors and achievements of students from metro Albany and Southwest Georgia. Information may be submitted to news@albanyherald.com.

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A multimedia exhibit on the Flood of 1994 in Albany opens Friday | VIDEO

The exhibit commemorates the resiliency of Albany in facing its biggest natural disaster

Thronateeska Heritage Center on Roosevelt Avenue will open its two-month exhibit on the Flood of 1994 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday.

Albany Almanac - July 5, 2014

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Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

Albany Almanac - July 4, 2014

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Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

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Albany and Southwest Georgia celebrate America

Fireworks shows are planned on Independence Day in Albany, Camilla, Bainbridge, Cordele and Thomasville

For those looking to celebrate Independence Day with others, Albany and other Southwest Georgia venues have events going, including evening fireworks.

Albany Almanac - July 3, 2014

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Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

Albany Almanac - July 2, 2014

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Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

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Albany temperatures likely to hit triple-digits

Unseasonably scorching weather will continue Thursday

The unseasonably hot weather — Albany’s normal high for this time of year is 93, according to AWIS Weather Services — is caused by drier air coming out of the north and a high pressure system that are doubling down on the heat.

Albany Almanac - July 1, 2014

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Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

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Broad Avenue Bridge project progressing on schedule

The replacement span is above the 500-year flood level that split Albany in two 20 years ago

While Memorial Bridge had sentimental value for being the first re-connection between east and west Albany during the Flood of ‘94, it was demolished last year after inspectors determined it was unsafe for motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

Albany Almanac - June 28, 2014

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Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

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Weather conditions in 1994 were perfect for disastrous Alberto

Flooding from Alberto covered an area as big as Massachusetts and Rhode Island combined

An analysis of the Flood of 1994 showed that the effects of the storm after it made landfall were underestimated by much of the public.

Albany Almanac - June 27, 2014

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Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

Albany Almanac - June 26, 2014

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Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

Albany Almanac - June 25, 2014

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Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

Albany Almanac - June 24, 2014

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Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

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Republican U.S. senators take aim at EPA proposed water rules

Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson of Georgia say EPA wants to greatly expand its authority over water regulation

The legislation, co-sponsored by 30 Republican senators, would prevent the EPA from implementing proposed rules that would give the agency authority over “nearly all private and state water” in the nation.

Albany Almanac - June 21, 2014

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Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

Albany Almanac - June 20, 2014

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Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

Albany Almanac - June 19, 2014

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Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

Albany Almanac - June 18, 2014

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Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

Albany Almanac - June 17, 2014

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Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

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JIM HENDRICKS: On Father's Day, just be a good dad

OPINION: Kids don't require perfection, which is convenient for imperfect dads

What a dad finds out is, yeah, you’ll make some mistakes — plenty of them, in fact, many of which will be pointed out to you by your wife in no uncertain terms. And unlike video games there are no do-overs. You have to do the best you can to rectify them. But most important, you never let your kid wonder whether you love him or her. And you make sure they know you’ll always be there for them, no matter what.

Albany Almanac - June 14, 2014

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Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

Albany Almanac - June 13, 2014

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Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

Albany Almanac - June 12, 2014

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Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

Albany Almanac - June 11, 2014

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Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

Albany Almanac - June 10, 2014

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Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

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Albany man buys 49 power beds to improve life for patients and staff at Leesburg health facility

Lee County facility will name its rehab wing after Walter Flint of Albany

Walter Flint of Albany buys power beds to make life easier for patients and staff at Lee County Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Albany Almanac - June 7, 2014

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Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

Albany Almanac - June 6, 2014

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Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

Albany Almanac - June 5, 2014

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Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

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U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss urges White House to declassify info on exchanged Gitmo prisoners | VIDEO & POLL

Five Afghan nationals labeled as high-risk were sent to Qatar in exchange for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss says President Barack Obama should explain why the five prisoners were being held, what was found in their annual reviews by the administration and the risks associated with their release.

Albany Almanac - June 4, 2014

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Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

Albany Almanac - June 3, 2014

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Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

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Lawmakers say EPA regulations on carbon emissions will hurt Georgia

The EPA announces a plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30% in 16 years

Georgia’s power sector has already cut the carbon emissions from its power plants by 20 percent between 2008 and 2011.

Retail gas prices sliding slowly

Metro Albany has lowest average pump price of Georgia metro areas Monday

While gas pump prices in Albany and statewide are beating the national average, they are up from what motorists were paying a year ago.

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JIM HENDRICKS: Sometimes marriage beats the odds

OPINION: Old habits can be hard to break

After more than a quarter century of marriage, those who know me agree that there remains one great mystery to be solved.

Albany Almanac - May 31, 2014

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Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.