Albany and Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports: April 4-6, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County for Saturday, Sunday and the early hours of Monday

The Albany Police Department responded to at least six incidents on Sunday and the early hours of Monday, available reports show.

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Camo and the Barfields, saving each other's lives

Barney's Run, which will happen again Saturday at MCLB, helps changes lives

After struggling with post traumatic stress disorder for years, the life of United States Navy veteran Larry Barfield did an about face thanks to the love and support of his faithful service dog Camo.

ALBANY BIRTHS: March 24 - 30, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital March 24- 30, 2015.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin April 3, 2015

President Jimmy Carter to teach Sunday school at Plains church on Easter

Former President Jimmy Carter is expected to teach Sunday School on Easter Sunday at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains.

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Mike Matthiessens enjoying first trip to South Georgia | VIDEO | PHOTO GALLERY

Tournament of Roses Parade President spends time in Albany, visits ASU campus

Tournament of Roses Parade President Mike Matthiessens got an up-close look at the Albany State University Marching Band and the idyllic southern campus, during a week-long visit that culminated with a min-concert by the Marching Rams.

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SCV members place flags on Confederate veterans' graves

Battle flag used to honor service of locals who fought, died in Civil War

Members of the local Sons of Confederate Veterans camp commemorate Confederate History and Heritage Month in Georgia by placing flags on graves.

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North bypass construction under way in Leesburg | VIDEO | PHOTO GALLERY

Leesburg's north bypass on pace for December completion

History was made in Leesburg Wednesday when construction crews began erecting an overpass crossing U.S. Highway 19 as part of the Leesburg North Bypass project.

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Health rankings report shows how Southwest Georgia fares

Rankings report released by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute

The rankings are a snapshot comparing the health of nearly every county in the nation. The local level data allows each state to see how its counties compare on 30 factors influencing health including education, housing, violent crime, jobs, diet and exercise.

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Blood donation opportunities upcoming in Albany

Blood donors encouraged to roll up sleeves during National Volunteer Month

Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions, and more are being encouraged by the American Red Cross to join the ranks.

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Central Services department carries huge responsibilities

Department responsible for Albany/Dougherty Procurement, Fleet Management, Materials Management

The Albany/Dougherty County Central Services department supplies pencils, buildings, vehicles … and everything in between.

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Albany City Clerk Sonja Tolbert named president of state organization

City official pushes education for employees she calls 'backbone' of city government

Albany City Clerk Sonja Tolbert is named president of the 400-member Georgia Municipal Clerks & Finance Officers Association.

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Distractions for teen drivers worse than previously thought

Albany traffic officers say teen drivers too distracted

A study by AAA and the University of Iowa finds teen driver distractions to be four times worse than earlier believed.

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Guitars and Golf country music concert set Friday

Guitars and Golf to feature Highway 55, Cole Taylor and Adam Sanders

In what could also be called country concert for a cause, next weekend’s Guitars and Golf fundraiser will feature three country music talents coming together to help raise money for a good cause.

ALBANY BIRTHS: March 15 - 24, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital March 15-24, 2015.

ALBANY BIRTHS: March 9 -15, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital March 9-15, 2015.