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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Objective is to entertain, educate, and save lives
The 21st annual Kids Fire Safety Day Event is headed to the Albany Civic Center Wednesday.
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, 78, of 6415 Thomas Drive, Unit # 1503, Panama City Beach, Fl. 32408, died Sunday afternoon at his residence.
Jennifer Leigh Hall, 34, of Baconton, died Saturday, October 3, 2015 at her residence.
Susan “Sue” Bailey, 63, of Albany died Sunday October 4, 2015.
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.
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 died October 4, 2015 at Phoebe Putney MemorialHospital.
-Hazel Virginia Ethridge Slagle, 85, of Albany, GA died Monday, October 5, 2015 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
Gary Lee Astolos of Albany, GA died Saturday, October 3, 2015, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
Leroy Cain died October 02, 2015 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Jerry Smith, 74 of Colquitt died Sunday, October 4, 2015, at his residence.