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Ricki Barker

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Sherwood to perform Broadway musical 'White Christmas'

Sherwood Baptist's newly remodeled fellowship center will be the site of Sherwood Christian Academy's Christmas musical production.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

Charities ready for season

Local nonprofits say that money isn't the only way to give during the holiday season.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

Celebration planned for '61 Freedom Riders

Two civil rights activists who were arrested in Albany are returning for a local celebration.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

Second edition of tea party book released

A Georgia official promotes political activism through a book that was first published in 1994.

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Teens found

Two teenagers who were missing since Tuesday have been found, authorities say.

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Darton hosts international festival

Darton College students learned customs and history of more than 30 countries Tuesday at the college's international festival.

Police/Fire/EMS for Nov. 9, 2010

Crime, fire and EMS report for Nov. 9, 2010

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City soliciting applicants for 911 vacancies

Each of eight vacant positions in Albany's E911 center has a starting salary of $27,000.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Fundraiser for athlete with cancer approaching

A 21-year-old baseball player says cancer isn't slowing him down.

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Celebrating a century in Sylvester

Myrtle Fowler celebrated her 100th birthday Oct. 31.

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2010 ornament unveiled for centennial anniversary

Easter Seals 2010 ornament commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce.

Voters approve sale of liquor in Leesburg

San Joe's will now be able to sell mixed drinks thanks to the passing of two referendums Tuesday.

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Voters keep incumbents in Dougherty, Lee

In Dougherty and Lee County elections, three challengers were unable to unseat incumbents.Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Counselor jailed after hitting woman with golf cart

Police say they are still looking for a male passenger that was in a golf cart when it struck a pedestrian Saturday night.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

Two bodies discovered in Albany

One death investigation has been ruled death by natural causes while another has been ruled a suicide, authorities say.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Artist to speak in Albany

A documentary of artist Winfred Rembert is currently being filmed in Southwest Georgia.

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Quail Unlimited celebrates move

Officials say Quail Unlimited will officially relocate to Albany in January.

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Missing teenager returns home

Kayana Dixon returned home Wednesday morning after going missing for days.Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Quail Unlimited relocating

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital's land lease to Quail Unlimited clears the way for the national organization to move its headquarters to Albany.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Murfree: Community school support vital

The Dougherty school chief says the system has nothing to hide from state investigators looking into its CRCT scores.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

Police/Fire/EMS - October 27, 2010

Albany police nab peeping Tom suspect.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Local 14-year-old girl missing

Takiesha Broadway says her daughter has been missing for five days.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

Police/Fire/EMS Oct. 26, 2010

Crime, fire and EMS reports for Oct. 26, 2010

Two female employees robbed at Shoe Show

A thief runs away with an undetermined amount of money in deposit bag taken from two employees, police say.

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Smith: Responsibility needed on School Board

Republican District 2 School Board candidate Donnie Smith is making her first run for political office in Dougherty County.Ricki Barker,

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Griffin seeks another term on school board

Milton Griffin is running against GOP challenger Donnie Smith for the District 2 seat on the Dougherty County School Board. Ricki Barker

Radium Middle lockers may get upgrade

The Dougherty County school board is looking into placing combination locks on the 722 lockers at a county middle school.

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Boy Scouts make a house to die for

All proceeds from an Albany haunted house will benefit the Boy Scouts of America Chehaw Council.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Bishop reacts to press removal

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop was in Albany to make a presentation at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

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Injured tortoises airlifted to island

Flint RiverQuarium officials say four gopher tortoises with severe injuries had to be transported to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

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Strive2Thrive volunteers honored

Community leaders recognize local volunteers who have strived to help a poverty eradication initiative succeed in its first year.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

Polcie/Fire/EMS - Oct. 19, 2010

Police respond to at least 32 incidents

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Public support for SPLOST VI growing

If approved by voters, a special 1 percent sales tax will begin April 1, 2011 and will replace the tax that will expire March 31. Ricki Barker, staff writer

'Keys to Doghouse' returns to D-W

A University of Georgia admissions counselor will talk to local students about getting accepted at the college.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Five-month-old wins Herald's Cutest Kids contest

Javon Henderson and his family received a prize package valued at $1,000 for winning The Albany Herald's cutest kid contest.Ricki Barker, staff writer

Police/Fire/EMS Oct. 16, 2010

Crime, fire and EMS report for Oct. 16, 2010

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Haunted house to open

All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Hasan Temple and Darton College, organizers say.

Last container from Iraq unloaded at MCLC

More than 2,400 containers of military supplies from Iraq were emptied by the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany.

Fashion show raises money for cancer

Event organizers say more than $1,000 was raised for cancer research.

Marine Corps Logistics Command has unloaded the last container from Iraq

More than 2,400 containers of military supplies from Iraq were emptied by the Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany, officials say. The last one was Sept. 20.
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St. Teresa's to celebrate 65 years

St. Teresa's School is the oldest non-public school in Albany, school officials say.

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Woman's club to host attic sale

The Albany Woman's Club's annual rummage sale has been held for more than 30 years.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Airport officials test readiness during crash drill

The Federal Aviation Administration requires airports to perform a full-scale disaster scenario every three years, airport officials say.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Four die in van crash

Authorities say a tire blowout was the cause of a Sunday night crash that killed four people and injured 15 others. - Ricki Barker, staff writer

Police/Fire/EMS Oct. 5, 2010

Crime, fire and EMS report for Oct. 5, 2010

Weekend bomb threat to courthouse a false alarm

Police say APD's bomb dog, Bubi, did not detect any signs of a bomb or bomb-making material in the courthouse Friday.

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ASU homecoming to focus on past, present

ASU's homecoming week will feature a parade, book signings and a special concert by a Grammy award winner.Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Supreme Court candidate talks about positions

Matt Wilson, a candidate for the Georgia Supreme Court, says experience and mediation are needed in the state's top court.

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Magic of Disney wows audience

Final performances of "Disney on Ice: Princess Wishes" will be held at the Albany Civic Center tonight and Sunday.

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Young ladies get good advice

Sponsors of a local entertainment event will focus on empowering young women in the community.Ricki Barker, staff writer