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Darton eager to compete with nation’s best at Daytona, Saturday, following near-perfect sweep at SGC

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Tweet ALBANY – The Darton State College swimming program will face the nation’s top two teams Saturday at the Daytona State College Invitational in Daytona Beach, Fla.   The Cavaliers will race Indian River State College and Daytona State, programs that have finished 1st and 2nd, respectively, at the NJCAA Championships since 2008.   “Indian [...]

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The Annual Exchange Club Fair of Southwest Georgia Officially Begins!

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Tweet Albany, GA (Tuesday, November 6, 2012) – Fair food, fun rides, good music and…racing pigs?! You heard us right. This week starts the Annual Exchange Club Fair of Southwest Georgia, featuring a week long of fun activities for everyone in the family from a demolition derby to rides and free daily entertainment. The fair [...]

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Hometown Heroes

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Tweet November 06, 2012(FHTNC)–Navy Seaman Dmauriel K. Willis, son of Regina M. Mango of Putney, Ga. and Crabia N. Willis, of Albany, Ga., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

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ALBANY MAYOR TO SIGN “BENEFITS DAY” PROCLAMATION

By   /  November 6, 2012  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet On Wednesday, November 7, 2012, Georgia Commissioner of Veterans Affairs Pete Wheeler, leaders of the local veteran organizations and auxiliaries, and representatives of participating agencies will meet with Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard for the signing of a proclamation designating December 5, 2012, as “Supermarket of Veterans Benefits Day,” in Albany. The ceremony will start [...]

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Thomas Hall Pritchett

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Tweet Thomas Hall Pritchett, 85 of Albany, GA died Sunday, November 4, 2011 his residence. Memorial services will be held Saturday at 1:00 AM at Mathews Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Friday from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Mathews Funeral Home. Those desiring may make donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 [...]

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Record voter turnout among ASU students

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Tweet Today’s general election is drawing a record number of voters to a precinct located on Albany State University’s campus. Students began forming a line before the HPER Gymnasium opened at 7 a.m. and the lines continue as students break for lunch.

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Research could lead to preeclampsia prevention

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Dr. Stella Goulopoulou's research could lead to the prevention of preeclampsia, a condition where an excessive turnover of cells in the placenta may trigger an unnatural increase in blood pressure that puts mothers and their unborn babies at risk.

Tweet AUGUSTA, Ga. – Excessive turnover of cells in the placenta may trigger an unnatural increase in blood pressure that puts mother and baby at risk, researchers say.

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Election Night: What I’m Watching

By   /  November 6, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet Today’s the day.  This chapter in the never ending campaign cycle is over at 7pm.  We then count the votes, which hopefully will be mercifully decisive by the wee hours of the morning.  I don’t believe the country is in much of a mood to tolerate a recount of Bush-Gore proportions.

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Commission seeks to raise hotel tax

By   /  November 6, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet On the agenda for the Albany City Commissions meeting this morning is a little tidbit that might not sound like such a big deal.  They are to consider raising the hotel tax, a tax that few locals ever pay.  Of course, they aren’t likely to think of the ramifications of such a tax.

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Holbrook to replace McCollum as GWF President and CEO

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Tweet Covington, GA – At a recent meeting of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Wildlife Federation (GWF), Board Chair Matt Nichols announced Todd Holbrook, former Deputy Commissioner of Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR), as the new President and CEO, effective January 1, 2013.

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