Albany and Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports: Dec. 9, 2014

Albany-Dougherty public safety roundup for Saturday, Sunday and early Monday

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 63 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and the early hours of Monday, available reports show.

Arrest made in multi-vehicle crash on Nottingham Way

Albany man accused of drunk driving in Nov. 30 accident

Johnnie Hugh Miller Jr., 33, has been charged with reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, hit and run, seven counts of failure of duty upon striking an unattended vehicle, seven counts of failure of duty to report an accident or property damage and driving under the influence of alcohol in connection to the accident.

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Albany Surgical breaks ground on new ambulatory surgical center

Albany Surgical breaks ground on new 25,000 square foot ambulatory surgery center

Partner Price Corr says the new 25,000 square foot, $6 million facility will be the first of its kind in south Georgia.

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Illegal dump site offender on Radium Springs Road identified

Edith Klein of Oakridge Construction Company cited for illegal dumping

Judy Bowles, executive director of Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful, said Edith Klein, one of the owners of Oakridge Construction Company, has been issued a citation and will appear in state court on Jan. 9 at 8:30 a.m.

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Albany's "Celebration of Lights" parade draws thousands | PHOTO GALLERY

Albany Christmas parade not hindered by wet weather

Despite an unusually rainy start, the annual “Celebration of Lights” Christmas Parade drew thousands of festive citizens to downtown Albany Saturday for what organizers called one of the best parades in recent memory.

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Rudolph still aglow after 50 years

The annual holiday special comes to TV Tuesday night on CBS

Since its first telecast in 1964, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has endured as one of the most beloved holiday specials.

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Flu activity increasing in Southwest Georgia

Clusters of flu reported in area schools, most cases Influenza A

The vaccine contains three or four viruses depending on whether it is trivalent of quadrivalent. During the week of Nov. 22, 91.4 percent of flu positive tests reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were Influenza A, the agency said.

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University of Georgia set to release findings of month-long educational listening sessions

Results to be released to the community at a public session Thursday at Albany Technical College

Fanning, Vinson Institutes to issue report on educational listen sessions

Albany State University, Darton State College to offer unique reverse transfer program

The new program will allow students to earn degrees from both institutions

ASU, Darton to launch unique reverse transfer program

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Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society names 2014 Coca-Cola Leader of Promise Scholar

The scholars are chosen based on scholastic achievement, community service and leadership potential

Darton nursing student Ralph "Buck" BuckMueller selected to receive $1,000 scholarship from Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society as a 2014 Coca-Cola Leader of Promise Scholar.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Nov. 17 - Dec. 2, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Nov. 17 - Dec. 2, 2014.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - Dec. 5, 2014 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

These are the fishing prospects for this weekend for the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.

Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast awards funding for pipeline improvements at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany

Nearly $8 million awarded for design and replacement of natural gas distribution at Albany Marine base

A 2011 gas study recommended the pipeline replacement and documented the steps necessary to bring the pipeline up to code. A previous survey was conducted in 2008, but officials said the newer study raised the concern over the change in condition of the underground natural gas pipeline and associated systems.

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PDA approves bond issuance for P&G biomass plant

Albany Marine base expected to utilize steam energy created at $230 million plant

One of the final steps in the development of a biomass energy plant on the Procter & Gamble-Albany campus is approved by the local Payroll Development Authority.

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FSU survives Florida’s upset bid

Seminoles complete back-to-back undefeated regular seasons

The Seminoles (12-0, No. 3 CFP) will face Georgia Tech in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game Dec. 6.