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THOMASVILLE -- April Norton, the city of Thomasville's director of Downtown & Tourism Development, recently received her Georgia Downtown Development Professional certification through the Georgia Downtown Association. The GDA is a nonprofit association made up of more than 150 downtown …

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ALBANY -- With the number of COVID-19 patients admitted for treatment at Phoebe Putney Health System facilities in single digits only two weeks ago, there was a general sense of that southwest Georgia had moved into the "post-COVID" era.

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ALBANY – Georgia Gov. Brian P. Kemp announced appointments to various state boards, authorities, commissions, councils, and other state organizations last week. Among those appointments was the appointment of Dougherty County District 3 Commissioner Clinton Johnson, who was selected to serve…

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ATLANTA — UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group company, is awarding $500,000 in Empowering Health grants to six community-based organizations in Georgia to expand access to care and address the social determinants of health for uninsured individuals and underserved communities.

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TUSKEGEE, Ala. -- The Tuskegee University Board of Trustees announced recently that interim President Charlotte Morris has been elected the ninth president of Tuskegee University, effective Aug. 1.

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ALBANY — Robotics teams from the Commodore Conyers College and Career Academy (4CA) brought a little July Heat to North Georgia College by winning the overall top prizes at the team’s final competition of the year.

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ALBANY — While some products we take for granted are scarce these days, like cars due to microchip shortages and building materials, and some items are at a premium, there’s still one place where the stock is filled and most items are free.

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ALBANY — With qualifying for three seats on the Albany City Commission less than a month away, two of the three incumbents on the board say they definitely will seek re-election, while a third says he’s still mulling over re-election scenarios.

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These are bookings for July 14-20 at the Dougherty County Jail. AGENCY KEY: ADDU, Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit; APD, Albany Police Department; ASU, Albany State University Police; DCP, Dougherty County Police Department; DCSP, Dougherty County School System Police Department; Prob, Probation; …

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ALBANY – From parking lot attendants to inoculators, volunteers made the Phoebe Putney Health System’s COVID-19 mass vaccination efforts a huge success, officials with the system said. So Phoebe hosted an event Thursday evening at Chehaw to thank the workers and volunteers who staffed the ho…

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OCILLA – Conservative Agriculture Commissioner candidate Tyler Harper announced the campaign committee that will serve as senior leadership advising his campaign. The committee comprises agriculture leaders from communities across Georgia, from Greensboro to Bonaire to Valdosta.

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WASHINGTON – To help employers, workers and others stakeholders understand federal standards for prevailing wages on federally funded construction and service contracts, the U.S. Department of Labor is offering virtual compliance seminars in August for contracting agencies, contractors, unio…

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ALBANY — Four suspects in a car theft ring that operated in Dougherty and surrounding counties were in custody after law enforcement put out a call to the public for assistance in locating them.

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ATHENS — Organizational and instructional communication specialist Jennifer Waldeck was named head of the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. She began her tenure on July 1. Waldec…

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ATLANTA — Georgia schools are about to receive the final $1.4 billion installment of $4.2 billion in federal coronavirus relief funds the state Department of Education was allocated through legislation Congress passed in March.

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ATHENS — Summer in Georgia yields a bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables. In fact, Georgia is one of the top producers of cantaloupes in the U.S., and Georgia-grown watermelons and cantaloupes are the stars of summer grocery stores and farmers markets.

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ATLANTA — Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Albany saw an increase in jobs over-the-month and over-the-year in June.

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Sanford Bishop Jr. has successfully directed $7.2 million to Albany-area projects in this year’s Fiscal Year 2022 Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.

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ALBANY – Albany and surrounding communities will join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease on Oct. 2 at the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s — the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

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ATHENS — A University of Georgia leadership initiative will partner with seven new organizations, including ones in Lee and Colquitt counties, over the next year to develop leaders equipped to address critical issues in communities across Georgia.

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