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Squawk of the day - April 20, 2014

For more squawks, pick up a copy of today's Herald.

Albany Area Births - April 20, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from April 5-12, 2014.

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Phoebe Sumter employee retires after five decades

Coggins has seen many changes in the workplace since 1964

Yvonne Goggins said that while she will definitely miss her job, it will be the people she will miss the most.

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Albany State University Briefs - April 19, 2014

A roundup of news from the Albany State University campus

An ASU business student places in elevator pitch competition, students are recognized for academic excellence and new online courses are now available.

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Dougherty County School System Notebook

News and notes from around the DCSS

Dougherty County School System Notebook

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitives - April 18, 2014

Virginia Loretta Pinder is being sought by Dougherty County authorities

Virginia Loretta Pineda, 46, of Putney, is wanted on eight theft charges.

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Terrell County runs away with Region 1-A track & field titles

It was all Terrell County Thursday in Camilla, where the Greenwave boys and girls track & field teams blew away the competition for Region 1-A championships. (ADDS: Complete team and individual results)

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Georgia Board of Regents hikes tuition 2.5 percent at most state schools

It marks the third straight year the board has increased tuition by 2.5 percent at most Georgia universities and colleges

Georgia’s four research universities will see tuition increases of 4 percent to 9 percent following Tuesday’s action by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - April 16-22, 2014

The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.

Deerfield-Windsor students place in foreign language competition

The event was held last week at Darton State College

Ten Deerfield students place in foreign language competition.

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Gas pump price climb reaches 21st straight day

In Albany, motorists are spending 34 cents more per gallon for gas than they did in April 2013

Stronger consumer confidence combined with increased demand have resulted in three solid weeks of price gains at U.S. gas pumps.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - April 14, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail April 3-9, 2014.

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Phoebe North ICU gains tele-medicine services

Investment more than $500,000

Audio and video equipment is activated only when needed. The sound of a doorbell lets patients and family members know when the tele-intensivist or critical care nurse “enters” the room, similar to when a bedside physician or nurse enters the room.

Albany Area Births - April 13, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from March 30 - April 7, 2014.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - April 13, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Lee and County Environmental Health Offices April 4-9, 2014.

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Albany Yard of the Month - April 2014

A residence at 1201 N. Davis St. in Albany is selected as the Yard of the Month for April

George and Valerie Buchanan own the residence that was chosen this month for the Daffoldil Garden Club’s monthly designation.

Albany Area Community Calendar - April 13-21, 2014

The following is a list of meetings and classes happening in the area this week.

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Albany State baseball sweeps Paine

Darton softball sweeps past Georgia Perimeter

Albany State (27-15, 19-0 SIAC) will go for its 20th conference victory this afternoon when they meet Paine in the SIAC baseball finale at 1 p.m.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - April 12, 2014

Johnny Davis Williams II, 34, of Albany, is wanted for a parole violation charge

Johnny David Williams II was last seen driving a white Honda Accord with a drive-out dealer tag.

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Phillip Phillips to perform Saturday at Valdosta

The American Idol winner will be in concert at Wild Adventures

Phillip Phillips, of Leesburg, will co-headline two dozen concerts in June and July with O.A.R.

Southwest Georgia Briefs - April 9, 2014

Jefferson Street lane closure scheduled today

A public meeting on plans for Georgia rail will have its south Georgia meeting in Valdosta, and the Jimmy Carter Historic Site is gearing up to “Go Wild.”

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Southwest Georgia Health District investigates whooping cough clusters

Colquitt, Mitchell and Thomas counties are being investigated for pertussis cases

The airborne illness can be tough to diagnose and can be potentially severe and even fatal for infants and young children.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - March 27 - April 2, 2014

The following are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail March 27 - April 2, 2014.

Albany Area Community Calendar - April 6-14, 2014

The following is a list of meetings happening in the area this week.

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Relay for Life celebrates 20th anniversary

Event for Dougherty, Lee counties will be conducted at fairgrounds

A luminaria ceremonys is planned at 9 p.m. on April 25.

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Columbus college to offer doctorate program in Lee County

Instruction will be provided at West Middle School

The program will provide its students with three years plus one semester of a custom-designed core curriculum taught by Columbus State University’s education faculty.

Department of Juvenile Justice plans career fair in Albany

State seeking veterans to fill fulltime jobs

The job fair is free and open to the public. Department of Juvenile Justice recruiters will be seeking candidates for jobs including administration, transportation, communications, probation, IT, engineering, counseling, maintenance and correctional officers.

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Metro Albany Kitchen Inspections April 6, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty Environmental Health Offices March 31-April 3, 2014.

Phoebe Urology moving to new location

Surgeons Stephen Allen, Kelvin Lane will be in new office beginning Monday

Stephen Allen, MD, and Kelvin Lane, MD, urological surgeons, will now be seeing patients at their new facility at 1950 Palmyra Road.

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Former Dougherty school chief Joshua Murfree to head athletics at Fort Valley State University

Joshua Murfree has been appointed director of intercollegiate athletics at the university

Joshua Murfree was the 14th school superintendent for the Dougherty County School System.

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No changes in security level at Marine Corps Logistics base-Albany

MCLB-Albany officials say they have not been directed to change the base security posture

MCLB-Albany completed its emergency response excerise the same week that a gunman opened fire at the fort Hood Army base in Texas, killing three and injuring at least 16 before killing himself.

Motorists grumble about gas prices, but are paying up

More than half of motorists surveyed by AAA say they will alter driving habits, a drop from the 66 percent in 2013

Georgia motorists are seeing lower prices than the national average, but Albany is already above the 2013 average for the same period in 2013 and the state average is less than 3 cents below its 2013 average.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - April 4, 2014

Kenneth Curtis Hewett Sr., 46, is wanted on parole and probation violation charges

Kenneth Curtis Hewett Sr. is known to drive a white 2004 Chevrolet Impala with Georgia license plate PEN7275.

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Peanut genome sequenced

Researchers say the sequence will aid in developing improved peanut varieties

Peanuts are a major row crop throughout the South and Southeast, with about half of U.S. peanuts produced in Georgia. They are crucial to the diets and livelihoods of millions of small farmers in Asia and Africa, many of whom are women.

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Georgia Briefs - April 3, 2014

Sen. Freddie Powell Sims is appointed to state Child Welfare Reform Council

Lawmakers meet in Atlanta to bring awareness to the rise in the rate of autism.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - April 2-8, 2014

The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.

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Sewell named medical director of Women’s Health Services at Phoebe

Sewell working with staff, patients to improve service

Sewell will join forces with Tracy Morgan, MSN, RN, vice president of Women’s and Children’s Services.

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Georgia Briefs - April 2, 2014

Luke Bryan makes TV appearances this week

University of Georgia Journalism College awards former Guardian columnist its McGill Medal

Albany Area Births - April 6, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from March 23-30, 2014.

Terrell County woman wins $10 million

Linda Walden, a 46-year-old grandmother, takes top prize in a Georgia Lottery scratch-off game

Linda Walden told lottery officials she doesn’t know how she will spend her $10 million prize.

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Bright of the Day - April 1, 2014

Check out today's Bright of the Day!

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Squawk of the Day - April 1, 2014

For more squawks, pick up a copy of today's Albany Herald.

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Tyler named SEC Freshman of Week again

Former Crisp Co. standout leading UGA

Robert Tyler pitched eight scoreless innings for his first career SEC win as the Bulldogs clinched a series over No. 22 Texas A&M last Saturday.

Dougherty County Jail Report - March 30, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail March 20-26, 2014.

Albany Area Births - March 30, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from March 16-23, 2014.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - March 30, 2014

Scores posted for restaurants in Dougherty and Worth counties.

Generations of Care

Many Albany physicians following in family footsteps

For many Albany doctors, their profession is a calling. For some, it’s part of a tradition — one that goes back to their father, mother or grandparents. In some cases, several generations have made Albany home.

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Dougherty County School System Notebook March 30, 2014

Notes and news from around the DCSS

Dougherty County School System Notebook. Notes and news from around the DCSS

Nightime resurfacing of U.S. Highway 82 Business route starts Sunday

Work will be done between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. to lessen the impact on businesses and motorists

Those traveling through the work area this spring should allow for slower speeds, some lane closures and traffic channeling markers.

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Metro Albany jobless rate dips to 8 percent

Unemployment rate for Southwest Georgia region declines to 7.9 percent

Labor officials say Albany employers created 300 jobs and reduced the number of layoffs by 24.9 percent in February.

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