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Japanese printing company to locate in Griffin

Industry to create 80 new jobs in Spalding County

Japan-based Toppan Printing Co., Ltd will create 80 jobs and invest $100 million into a new facility at The Lakes at Green Valley in Griffin, Georgia’s first eco-friendly park.

Georgia Museum of Agriculture offers July workshops for kids

Children from six to 11 years old can explore a variety of workshops during the summer season at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village.

Watermelon Crawl July 12 at ABAC

The first-ever Watermelon Crawl 5K, Fun Run, and Festival will take place on July 12 on the campus of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - June 25 - July 1, 2014

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

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Squawk of the day - June 25, 2014

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

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Bright of the day - June 25, 2014

Check out today's bright of the day!

GSW’s Carter Institute names four Mattie J.T. Stepanek Caregiving Scholarship winners

Scholarship celebrates tenth year raising awareness for caregiving

Rosalynn Carter Institute announces Mattie J.T. Stepanek Caregiving Scholarship winners

Dougherty County Jail Report - June 23, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail May 12-18, 2014.

Albany Area Community Calendar - June 22-30, 2014

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

Albany Area Births - June 22, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from June 6-17, 2014.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - June 22, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Lee County Environmental Health Offices June 14-19, 2014.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - June 20, 2014

Quantavis Fredrico Robinson is wanted on robbery and burglary charges

Quantavis Fredrico Robinson, 26, of Albany, has active arrest warrants against him for robbery and 1st degree burglary.

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Theatre Albany sets auditions Monday for Always Patsy Cline

The auditions are for the role of Louise Seger

Jennifer Varnadoe will portray Patsy Cline in the August musical. Auditions for the role of Louise Seger will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Theatre Albany.

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Georgia jobless rate up 0.3% in May at 7.2% | VIDEO & CHARTS

Year-to-year, the state unemployment rate for May is down 1.2 percent

Labor officials say the period from April to May usually sees an uptick in unemployment as college graduates try to enter the work force.

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Marcus A. Wellons executed for murder, rape of Georgia teen | POLL

Marcus A. Wellons is the first to receive the death penalty since a botched excution in Oklahoma in April

In 1989, Marcus A. Wellons raped, cut and strangled his 15-year-old neighbor, India Roberts, in Cobb County.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - June 18-24, 2014

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

Dougherty County Jail Report - June 5-11, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail June 5-11, 2-14.

Albany Area Births - June 15, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from May 31 - June 8, 2014.

Albany Area Community Calendar - June 15-23, 2014

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

SWGA art exhibition and sale now at Thronateeska

The Albany Area Arts Council is currently presenting the Southwest Georgia Regional Fine Art Exhibition and Sale.

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Callaway Lakes home named June Yard of the Month

The Daffodil Garden Club recognizes a metro Albany home each month

Those who like attention to detail will want to see the 436 Martindale Drive residence of Pat and Ron Bradley, Daffodil Garden Club officials say.

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Sing-Off winners Home Free performing Saturday in Tifton

Group features Tifton native Austin Brown

Fresh off their win in the NBC Sing-Off show this season, Home Free, featuring Tifton native and lead tenor Austin Brown, will be in Tifton this weekend for two performances.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - June 15, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Worth County Environmental Health Offices June 9-13, 2014.

Arts group holds downtown barbecue fundraiser

Barbecue chef will prepare some of his specialties for today’s event

The downtown farmers market previously sponsored by the Southwest Georgia Project has been incorporated into the Tift Park Community Market collaborative, which will open under the oaks on the corner of Fifth Avenue and North Monroe Street July 19.

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

Tahsean Janlee Mays, 22, of Albany, sought on auto theft warrant

Authorities say Tahsean Janlee Mays is wanted for a charge of theft by taking a motor vehicle.

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Paula Deen is goin' digital, y'all | VIDEO & POLL

Albany icon's new web-based network is scheduled to debut in September

Celebrity chef Paula Deen, a native of Albany, set to launch new digital network this fall

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - June 11-17, 2014

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

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - June 11, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth County Environmental Health Offices May 30-June 5, 2014.

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Albany Herald wins GPA awards

The awards were for work performed in 2013

The Albany Herald wins awards for community service, investigative reporting, lifestyle coverage and commentary.

Georgia Briefs - June 10, 2014

News from around the state of Georgia

Georgia officials prepare for new nursing board; state tax collections up; retail gas prices still slowly descending; million-dollar lottery ticket sold in Savannah.

Dougherty County Jail Report - June 9, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail May 29-June 4, 2014.

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Dougherty County School System Notebook

News and notes from around the Dougherty County School System

News and notes from around the Dougherty County School System

Albany Area Births - June 8, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from May 22-June 2, 2014.

Albany Area Community Calendar - June 8-16, 2014

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

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DOT to replace bridge along I-75 in Tift County

Brighton Road improvements total $15.1 million

A $15.1 million upgrade will give drivers who exit Interstate 75 at the Brighton Road interchange in Tift County a clearer view of traffic approaching from the left by replacing the narrow bridge with one nearly twice the width.

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Curtain rises on 'The Marvelous Wonderettes' | VIDEO

The Theatre Albany musical begins its two-weekend run tonight

The musical punctuates the experiences of four women with the sounds of the 1950s and 1960s.

Store manager hits the roof to raise funds

Goal of $5,000 set for children’s Mirable Network Hospital

Phoebe is the regional Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in Southwest Georgia. In an effort to raise even more funds for CMN projects in the area, the hospital is partnering with the East Albany Walmart store on Saturday.

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Luke Bryan shares two wins at CMT Music Awards

The Leesburg native wins for videos with Lionel Richie and Florida Georgia Line

Leesburg native Luke Bryan says he was “speechless” to share the stage and an award with music legend Lionel Richie.

RiverQuarium and Thronateeska to offer free admission to military

Albany attractions join national museum network in honoring military

Flint RiverQuarium and Thronateeska Heritage Center will offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - June 4-10, 2014

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

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Lifestyle Briefs - June 4, 2014

The Kattalistt Group will host a BBQ plate fundraiser on June 14.

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Fundraisers scheduled for Leesburg woman facing end-stage liver disease

wendy Hollomon is on a transplant list to receive a new liver

Family and friends have planned several fundraisers to help Wendy Hollomon with medical costs.

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U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop concerned over potential impact of new carbon emission rules

Enviornmental regulations also should take into account the economic impact, congressman says

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop said he has asked the EPA to extend the commenting period on its new carbon emission regulations for 120 days to give all sides a chance to give their views on the rules and their impact.

Albany Police Department taking applications for firearm safety course

Course scheduled June 21 at Law Enforcement Center

Applicants must sign a release and authorize the Albany Police Department to conduct a background check to obtain any information relating to a criminal history record for the purpose of making a determination of eligibility for the course.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - June 2, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail May 22-28, 2014.

Summer astronomy series set for Wetherbee Planetarium

Thronateeska Heritage Center has announced its schedule for its Summer Astronomy Series at the Wetherbee Planetarium.

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Kitchen Inspections - June 1, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth County Environmental Health Offices May 20-29, 2014.

Albany Area Community Calendar - June 1-9, 2014

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

Wetherbee Foundation announces scholarship winners

The scholarships are annually awarded to a student from each of five public schools in Dougherty and Lee counties

The trustees of the Harold and Sara Wetherbee Foundation have announced the recipients of its scholarships for 2014.

Albany Area Births - June 1, 2014

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