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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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Darton selects top academic student

Sophomore from Lyons wants to become a veterinarian

After graduation in May, Oliver plans to attend the University of Georgia to complete her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, and hopes to one day own a veterinary clinic.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - March 26-April 1, 2014

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

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Planned Regional Youth Detention Center in Terrell County gets state funding

The $12.27 million facility will replace a 46-year-old Regional YDC in Albany

Funding for the project is included in the state of Georgia’s Fiscal Year 2015 spending plan, which goes into effect July 1.

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Rewards offered for rare bank notes from former Albany banks

Reward up to $500 offered, and you get to take the bank note back home with you.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - March 24, 2014

Keshundria Monique Henderson, 29, of Albany, is wanted on four drug-related charges

Keshundria Monique Henderson is wanted for sale and distribution of spice, a Schedule 1 controlled substance.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - March 24, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail March 13-19, 2014.

Albany Area Births - March 23, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from March 8-17, 2014.

Albany Area Community Calendar - March 23-31, 2014

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

Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - March 23, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Lee Environmental Health Offices March 17 through 20.

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Dougherty County School System Notebook

Some notes and news from around the DCSS.

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

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Theatre Albany sets 'Oliver!' auditions

Auditions for the show will be at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the theater

Theatre Albany is scheduled to perform the Tony Award-winning musical “Oliver!” in early June.

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Musical at ASU opens tonight

Production deals with living with bipolar disorder

The Albany State University Theatre department presents the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning rock musical “Next to Normal” opening at 7:45 p.m. today in the ACAD auditorium on campus for a three-night run.

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Georgia Board of Regents votes to make state’s college campuses tobacco-free

No tobacco rule will go into effect on Oct. 1

Georgia Board of Regents votes to make state’s college campuses tobacco-free. No tobacco rule will go into effect on Oct. 1

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Luke Bryan Spring break 6 EP debuts No. 1 on country chart

The 6th edition of his spring break series hit No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart

Luke Bryan climbs the charts again, this time with a six-song EP titled “Spring Break 6 … Like We Ain’t Ever.”

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - March 12-18, 2014

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

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Man threatening to jump from Oglethorpe Bridge talked down by negotiators (Video)

It was the second threatened jumping incident on the Oglethorpe Bouldevard bridge in six weeks

Albany and Dougherty County public safety officials rescue a man who was threatening to jump from the Flint River bridge on Oglethorpe Boulevard.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - March 17, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail March 6-12, 2014.

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Squawk of the day - March 17, 2014

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

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Dougherty County School System Notebook

A collection of notes and good news from around the Dougherty County School System

News about public school students in Dougherty County.

Births - March 16, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from March 3-10, 2014.

Monroe High Class of ‘89 plans reunion

Event scheduled June 20-22

Activities include a semi-formal event, a cookout and a worship service.

Albany Area Community Calendar - March 16-24, 2014

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

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - March 16, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth Environmental Health Offices March 10 through 14.

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OUTDOORS: Southwest Georgia fishing reports

Find out where the fish are biting — or not biting — around Southwest Georgia this week.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - March 14, 2014

Charlie James Boone, 23, is wanted on three charges, including felong theft by receiving stolen property

A tip to the Crime Stoppers phone line that leads to the arrest of Charlie James Boone could result in a cash reward for the caller.

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Albany Symphony has Family Concert on Friday

The Orchestra SINGS concert will be preceded by an instrument petting zoo

The family-friendly performance is an extension of the annual Carnegie Hall educational event for Dougherty and Lee County students earlier Friday.

Arrest made in Albany homicide case

U.S. marshals arrest Demonta Price, wanted in the slaying of Jameyt Spurlock

Marshals had been searching for Price since Jan. 6, locating the fugitive in Tallahassee.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - March 12-18, 2014

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

Dougherty County Jail Report - March 10, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Feb. 27 - March 5, 2014.

Albany Area Community Calendar - March 9-17, 2014

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

Phoebe introduces new unit to help sickle cell patients

Sickle cell disease affects about 100,000 Americans

Patients can be admitted to the outpatient unit from either the emergency center or the Sickle Cell Clinic. Each of these locations will follow the same guidelines for admission to the unit. The patient will be assessed by our well trained clinical staff and then sent to the unit to receive pain treatment.

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T. Marshall Jones to be roasted for Albany Tech Foundation fundraiser

Proceeds from the Friday night event will help fund scholarships

Some friendly, good-humored barbs will be tossed T. Marshall Jones’ way on Friday at a fundraiser for scholarships at Albany Technical College.

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Home of Linda Freeney named March 2014 Yard of the Month

The residence is located in southern Lee County at 157 Susina Drive.

The Daffodil Garden Club each month selects an attractive yard for recognition.

Teen maze to challenge area students

Event set Tuesday and Wednesday at Albany State University

The Teen Maze is a large, interactive life simulation where students are shown the positive and negative consequences of their behavior and life choices.

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Dougherty County School System Education Notebook

Notes, names and news from around the DCSS

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

Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - March 9, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth Environmental Health Offices March 4 through March 6.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - March 8, 2014

Amanda Lynn Robinson, 39, of Leesburg, is wanted on two warrants.

Amanda Lynn Robinson is wanted for probation violation and failure to appear.

Metro Albany Winn-Dixies to convert into Harveys supermarkets

Bi-Lo Holdings is changing brands on 10 stores in southern Georgia, including three in Southwest Georgia

A Winn-Dixie in Americus will also convert to a Harveys, while three Harveys stories in Valdosta are among seven that will become Winn-Dixie supermarkets.

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Squawk of the Day - March 7, 2014

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

'Vagina Monologues' set at Albany State University

Program raises money to prevent violence against women and girls

A reception for discussion and netowrking will follow the Saturday evening performance.

'Into the Woods' opens Friday night at Lee County High School

The Stephen Sondheim musical is the Lee High Theatre Arts Program's town-and-gown musical

A cast of 20 adults and students will bring some classic fairy tale characters to life in a sophisticated way in “Into the Woods,” which begins at seven-performance run on Friday evening at Lee County High School.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - March 5-11, 2014

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

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Dougherty County Jail Report - March 3, 2014

Bookings for the week at the Dougherty County Jail

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

Farm Bureau looking for centennial farms

Applications for the recognition must be received by May 1

The Georgia Centennial Farm Program has recognized 451 farms across Georgia since being established in 1993. Each year, qualifying farms are recognized on the opening day of the Georgia National Fair held in early October in Perry.

Albany Area Community Calendar - March 2-10, 2014

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

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - March 2, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth Environmental Health Offices Feb. 19 through 25.

Southwest Georgia fishing reports - March 2, 1014

Bass fishing is good at Seminole and George

Weekly reports on how they’re biting at Southwest Georgia lakes and rivers.

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Roberts ordained to Sacred Order of Priests

Roberts is curate at St. Paul’s Albany

The Rev. Mollie Roberts has been ordained to the Sacred order of Priests in a ceremony at St. Paul’s Albany, where she serves as Curate.