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Police respond to assaults, armed robbery

At least two people were victimized by knife attacks in Albany over the weekend, police reports show.

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Both sides right, wrong in Chick-Fil-A flap

Last week, I walked by an Atlanta Chick-fil-A crowded with customers.

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EDC raises an ill-advised decision

The decision to give out 2 percent pay raises to employees of the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission may prove to be expensive in the long run.

Free enterprise system under serious attack

As an independent Georgia businessman who grew up in Albany and founded my own publishing and public relations business in 1976, I have never believed in discussing politics in a public forum ... until now!

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Mental illness should be addressed, not ignored

Upon watching an interview with a renowned psychiatrist last week on "The View," and the ensuing questions and answers, I am once again amazed by our reluctance in admitting the real issues associated with the carnage occuring in our society.

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Senators reconsidering ‘Gang of Six’ plan

Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss is part of a bipartisan group that came up with a plan to attack the nation’s budget woes.

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Riverfront Bar-B-Q robbed

Two masked black males stole money from an East Albany Subway at gunpoint early Sunday, police officials say.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for Aug. 7, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 75 incidents.

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Squawk of the Day - August 7, 2012

Squawk of the Day - August 7, 2012

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Regions employee arrested for theft

Susan Taylor has been arrested on theft by taking charges, police officials say.

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Sikh temple shooting suspect identified

The suspect in the shooting rampage that left six people dead and three wounded at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin on Sunday has been identified as Wade Michael Page, law enforcement officials announced Monday.

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School Board at-large seat race takes a twist

Lorenzo Heard attempting to qualify as an independent to run against Lane Price.

Lorenzo Heard is attempting to qualify as an independent to run against Lane Price.

Mial Wall, III

Mial "Buck" Prentiss Wall, III, 72, died Saturday August 4, 2012

Bonnie Eminger

Ms. Bonnie Carol Pearson Eminger, 65, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 5, 2012

Lovie Warren

Lovie Bell Warren, of Furse Lakes, Naples, FL, left this life to join her Lord on August 4, 2012

Sara Delphia

Sara Janelle Delphia, 70, of Albany died on July 31, 2012

Mildred Pickron

Mildred R. Pickron, 97, of Albany, GA died Monday, August 6, 2012

Kenyatta Washington

Mr. Kenyatta Washington of Albany died on August 1, 2012

Thelma Morris

Ms. Thelma J. Morris 60 of Adel,Ga departed this life Monday

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Congress stares down ‘sequestration D-Day’

Three members of the U.S. Congress hold a meeting in Albany to discuss the dangers of budget cuts on the nation’s military.

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Gaines, commission upset with EDC raises

The Albany Dougherty Economic Development Commission voted June 20 to approve a budget with 2-percent pay raises for its staff.

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APD conducting death investigation

Albany police are looking into the death of a 51-year-old man found by two fishermen on Monday.

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Appeals court affirms decision for Lott

Shirley Smith was the finance director for the city of Albany.

Jessie McKinney

Mrs. Jessie Bailey McKinney, 87, died on August 6, 2012

John Wimberley

Mr. John Wiley "Big John" Wimberley, 68, of Ashburn died Friday

Collie Jones

Mr. Collie Robert Jones, 95, died on August 1, 2012

Willie Stokes

Mr. Willie Lee Stokes 63 of Omega, Ga departed this life Saturday AUG 4, 2012

Geneva Barfield

Mrs. Geneva Paulk Barfield, 79, of Sylvester and Painesville, Ohio died Saturday August 4, 2012

Louise Roberts

Louise Virginia Harper Roberts, 80, of Irwin County, Georgia, died Saturday, August 4, 2012

Inez Smith

Inez Johnson Smith, 89, of Sylvester died on August 4, 2012