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Joel Holmes named best-qualified for Albany Parks and Rec position

Candidate currently serving as director of Chamblee Parks and Recreation department

Joel Holmes is selected as the best candidate to fill the city of Albany’s vacant recreation position.

'Third candidate' Muarlean Edwards endorses Darrel Ealum in House District 153 runoff

Darrel Ealum faces incumbent Carol Fullerton July 22 in quest for a seat in the state House

Muarlean Edwards gives her support to her fellow challenger in the Georgia House District 153 runoff election.

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Southwest Georgia track & field athletes qualify for GHSA state

Westover, Monroe lead the way with a combined 27 individual qualifiers

Athletes from 15 Southwest Georgia schools advanced to next month’s GHSA state track & field championships.

Mother appeals denial of death benefits in Randolph County case

A Randolph County Superior Court judge dismissed the case last year, finding Louise Barzey had no right to the death benefits of her son

Deron Shorter, 37, was killed in July 2010 when the city of Cuthbert mower he was operating crashed into a ditch and turned over on top of him. His mother, Louise Shorter Barzey, has been attempting to claim his workers comp death benefits. Oral arguments in the case will be heard Monday by the Georgia Supreme Court.

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Week 11 High School Football Player of the Week Poll

The poll for the Week 11 Albany Herald Player of the Week award -- which is the final Player of the Week award of the season -- ends at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. The winner will be announced Nov. 15.

Showtime Wrestling returns to State Theatre

Local wrestlers will perform in Albany Saturday in a Halloween-themed event at the State Theatre.

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'Longest Day' benefit scheduled at Veterans Park

A fundraiser scheduled in Albany Friday will raise money for Alzheimer's research.

Joseph Steven Malpere

Joseph Steven Malpere, 30, of Albany died June 11, 2013.

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'Run for the Roses' to benefit Council on Aging

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Billy Dan Akins

Billy Dan Akins, 75, of Lee Co., GA, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013.

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