Macron promises help, Beirut residents vent fury at leaders

Lebanese officials targeted in the investigation of the massive blast that tore through Beirut sought to shift blame for the presence of explosives at the city’s port, and the visiting French president warned Thursday that without serious reforms the country would “continue to sink.”
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  Capitol negotiators still stuck, still trying on virus aid

After more than a week’s worth of meetings, at least some clarity is emerging in the bipartisan Washington talks on a huge COVID-19 response bill.

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  Albany Tech to honor graduates virtually Saturday

UPDATE: APD makes arrests in early morning shooting

Miller Co. to host new air ambulance service

Valdosta man arrested for indecent exposure

VPD arrests man on drug, theft charges

The suspect was charged with felony theft by receiving stolen property and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
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  Bride in Beirut wedding photo shoot speaks about explosion

Video captured the special moment turning into chaos, as the bride can later be seen being whisked away into a building.

U.S. Attorney promotes film on gun crimes and young people

  ‘There is a lack of respect for human life': Persley addresses Albany crime after Wednesday deadly shooting

  PCOM graduate program offers students unique opportunities

  Moultrie Police Dept. to prepare children for school with backpack giveaway

  Dougherty Co. paramedics suit up to respond to COVID-19 calls

  Albany, Dougherty Co. police departments apply for federal funds

  BPS officers save man’s life

  Walmart releases schedule for its parking lot drive-in theaters

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1.2 million seek jobless aid after $600 federal check ends

Nearly 1.2 million laid-off Americans applied for state unemployment benefits last week, evidence that the coronavirus keeps forcing companies to slash jobs just as a critical $600 weekly federal jobless payment has expired.

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  Parents of Lee Co. athletes protesting school’s handling of COVID-19 cases within sports

  The Terrell Academy Eagles come into the 2020 season young yet determined

The Terrell Academy Eagles have just three returning starters on their football roster for the 2020 season.

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2 arrested in Lee Co. guns, drugs incident

  Dougherty Co. commissioners approve Radium Springs fencing project

  SGMC gives update on COVID-19 patients, treatments

  Sister concerned for brother in Valdosta State Prison amid COVID-19 pandemic

  PCOM’s culinary medicine course prepares future physicians

Students at PCOM South Georgia in Moultrie are learning the importance of nutrition in the medical field.
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‘Heroine’ nurse protected 3 newborns at hospital hit by Beirut explosion

Authorities say the explosion killed at least 135 people and wounded about 5,000 others.

  Cairo Fire Dept. employees get child seat safety certification

  Dougherty Co. purchases fumigation machines

  AT&T donates to Wiregrass Tech’s device loan program

Archbold hospital system sees 9 new deaths in weekly numbers