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Albany and Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports — Oct. 2-5, 2015

Public safety roundup in Albany and Dougherty County for Saturday, Sunday and early Monday

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 44 incidents on Saturday and Sunday, available reports show.

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Large crowd attends public hearing on charter schools in Dougherty

Dougherty County School System holds first public hearing on move to charter system

A surprisingly large crowd turned out Monday for the first of two public hearings on the school’s district’s move to a Charter School System. The new system will take effect in the 2016-17 school year beginning next school year.

Albany attorney Tony C. Jones handed suspension by Georgia Supreme Court

Year-long suspension to run concurrent with prior suspensions

In the opinion issued Monday, the Court took into account issues Tony C. Jones was facing outside his role as an attorney at the time of the misconduct.

Albany police respond to assault, armed robbery

Shooting reported at Willow Oak Court, man robbed on Holloway Avenue

Those with information on crimes in the area are encouraged to contact Albany Area CrimeStoppers at (229) 436-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is an anonymous tipline through which people can become eligible for cash rewards.

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Dolphins fire Philbin, name Campbell interim coach

The Miami Dolphins on Monday fired coach Joe Philbin and named tight ends coach Dan Campbell interim coach. Campbell will remain in the position for the rest of the season

The 1-3 Dolphins are coming off a 27-14 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday in London. Despite rumors of his demise immediately after the game, Philbin remained confident that he still would be the coach when Miami played the Titans in Tennessee on Oct. 18.

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Nationals fire manager after two seasons in charge

Williams, a five-time All-Star third baseman as a big-leaguer from 1987-2003, was criticized for a by-the-book style that left little room for improvisation.

The Washington Nationals, a club that struggled all season and barely finished .500 despite a roster loaded with marquee names and assembled through a team-record $164 million payroll, fired manager Matt Williams on Monday.

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Tide rolls back into national title picture

Alabama reasserted its position in the SEC with a dominating performance in a 38-10 rout of Georgia

The Tide is lurking right behind undefeated LSU and Texas A&M in the West.

JERE BRANDS: Mental illness education is available locally and online

Mental Illness Awareness Series, Part 2

Learning opportunities about mental illness are available locally in Southwest Georgia. Most of these trainings are offered free of charge, with length ranging from two hours to 40 hours.

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Kids Fire Safety Event headed to the Albany Civic Center

Objective is to entertain, educate, and save lives

The 21st annual Kids Fire Safety Day Event is headed to the Albany Civic Center Wednesday.

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Chris Cohilas named to educational collaborative board

Dougherty Commission selects chairman to be part of education initiative

Meeting a request by Dougherty County School System Superintendent Butch Mosely, the Dougherty County Commission selects its chairman, Chris Cohilas, to serve on a city/county education initiative board.

William Davis Byrd

William Davis Byrd, 78, of 6415 Thomas Drive, Unit # 1503, Panama City Beach, Fl. 32408, died Sunday afternoon at his residence.

Jennifer Leigh Hall

Jennifer Leigh Hall, 34, of Baconton, died Saturday, October 3, 2015 at her residence.

Susan Bailey

Susan “Sue” Bailey, 63, of Albany died Sunday October 4, 2015.

Alonzo Grimes

The funeral services for the late Mr. Alonzo Grimes of 211 N. Westberry St., Sylvester, Ga., who departed this life on Monday, October 5, 2015 at his residence.

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James Mason

Mr. James Arthur ‘Shine’ Mason, 62 of 1920 Buck Lane, Apt. B Albany, GA died on Friday, October 02, 2015 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Albany, GA.

Carlotta Campbell

Carlotta Campbell died October 4, 2015 at Phoebe Putney MemorialHospital.

Hazel Virginia Ethridge Slagle

-Hazel Virginia Ethridge Slagle, 85, of Albany, GA died Monday, October 5, 2015 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Gary Astolos

Gary Lee Astolos of Albany, GA died Saturday, October 3, 2015, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Leroy Cain

Leroy Cain died October 02, 2015 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Jerry Smith

Mr. Jerry Smith, 74 of Colquitt died Sunday, October 4, 2015, at his residence.

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