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19 hrs ago | MainStreetNews.com

Luke Bryan Farm Tour to make stop in Jefferson

Country superstar Luke Bryan's sixth annual Farm Tour includes a stop in Jefferson.

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Related Topix: Jefferson, GA, Jackson County, GA, Country, Luke Bryan, Leesburg, GA, Macon, GA, Bibb County, GA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WALB-TV Albany

Residents on alert for kids in cars

Dougherty County Jail officials say they have been dealing with gangs in their lock up for more than a quarter century,but say the gangs are becoming more sophisticated.

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Related Topix: Dougherty County, GA, Americus, GA, Sumter County, GA, Albany, GA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

News 4 Jax

Ga. considers exemptions to school food standards

Georgia officials who call new federal nutrition standards an over-reach want to give schools plenty of loopholes to sell sweet treats during fundraisers.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, Family, Kids, Candy, Leesburg, GA

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Sunherald.com

Ga. considers exemptions to school food standards

The state's Board of Education has proposed up to 30 exemption days per school every year.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, Family, Kids, Candy, Leesburg, GA

Thu Jul 17, 2014

WALB-TV Albany

Blood donation destinations open in South Georgia

The American Red Cross is urging everyone to donate blood this summer. Donations typically decrease during the summer months.

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Related Topix: Bulloch County, GA, Register, GA, Dougherty County, GA, Albany, GA, Townsend, GA, McIntosh County, GA

Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Phillip Phillips moves beyond 'Idol'

They say fame changes people, but even after winning "American Idol" and releasing a platinum-selling album, Leesburg, Ga.-based singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips wants nothing more than to be himself.

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Related Topix: Game Show, American Idol, Reality TV, Entertainment, Television, Phillip Phillips, Pop/Rock, Leesburg, GA, Music

Tue Jul 15, 2014

WALB-TV Albany

Lee County makes storm preps

A Virginia father is facing felony theft and false statement charges after investigators say he faked Georgia residency to get lower in-state tuition for his daughter at the University of Georgia.

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Related Topix: University of Georgia Albany State, Dougherty County, GA, Albany, GA

Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Catherine - Peggy' Collins

Catherine "Peggy" Lillian Fuller Powell Collins, 82, of Tifton, Georgia, died peacefully July 12, 2014, at Tift Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.

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Related Topix: Tifton, GA, Tift County, GA, Georgia, Ty Ty, GA, Worth County, GA, Poulan, GA, Leesburg, GA

Fri Jul 11, 2014

WALB-TV Albany

Leesburg police learn more about school safety

Agencies throughout Lee County recently held an extensive multiple shooter drill at an elementary school.

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Related Topix: Leesburg, GA

WALB-TV Albany

Worth Co. Minister sentenced for bank fraud

A man convicted of making false statements to a federally insured financial institution was sentenced Friday in federal court.

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Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Prison, Leesburg, GA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

WALB-TV Albany

Roof of Leesburg home collapses

Part of the roof at one home in Leesburg collapsed during Thursday's rainfall. The part of the roof on Sportsman Club Road was directly above one child's bedroom.

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Related Topix: Leesburg, GA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

WALB-TV Albany

Ambulance cost may rise in Lee Co.

Some Albany Water, Gas, and Light commissioners hope city officials will wait before making any more changes to the city utility.City officials made changes to the city charter to give them more control over water gas and light.WGL commissioners would like to be allowed to acquire land for new distribution without city approval.But Commissioner ... (more)

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Related Topix: Lowndes County, GA, Valdosta, GA, US Military, US Air Force

WALB-TV Albany

More Golden Arches set for Albany

Some Albany Water, Gas, and Light commissioners hope city officials will wait before making any more changes to the city utility.City officials made changes to the city charter to give them more control over water gas and light.WGL commissioners would like to be allowed to acquire land for new distribution without city approval.But Commissioner ... (more)

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Related Topix: Dougherty County, GA, Albany, GA, Lowndes County, GA, Valdosta, GA, US Military, US Air Force

WALB-TV Albany

Police name mother who left child inside hot car

Some Albany Water, Gas, and Light commissioners hope city officials will wait before making any more changes to the city utility.City officials made changes to the city charter to give them more control over water gas and light.WGL commissioners would like to be allowed to acquire land for new distribution without city approval.But Commissioner ... (more)

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Related Topix: Lowndes County, GA, Valdosta, GA, US Military, US Air Force

Tue Jul 01, 2014

WALB-TV Albany

Kitchen fire destroys home

Neighbors say the flames were huge, shooting from the Covin family home on New York Road in Lee County Monday night.

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