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Medical staff applicants reviewed by Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital

Seven physicians, eight affiliate staff applicants in most recent round

Several medical staff applicants and affiliate staff applicants are on their way to gaining privileges at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital after a review by the hospital’s Professional Affairs Committee.

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Phoebe receives Health Champion Designation from American Diabetes Assocation

American Diabetes Association praises Phoebe Healthworks

American Diabetes Association Regional Director of Mission Delivery Leslie Potts, right, presents the organization’s first ever Health Champion Designation award to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Diabetes Educator Phyllis Vititoe. Potts said Phoebe Putney was chosen to receive the award based on the hospital’s daily commitment to health and wellness. “Our Wellness Lives Here initiative is about what Phoebe Putney is doing every single day,” said Potts. “It’s promoting a health lifestyle, it’s about going to the fitness center (Phoebe Healthworks), staying active, eating the right things, and making choices, 365.”

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Luke Bryan a winner at American Music Awards

One Direction, The Weeknd among winners at AMAs

Leesburg native Luke Bryan is named favorite male country music artist.

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Albany Police searching for home invasion suspect

Takeem Brown was watching a house for a friend when he was attacked

According to an Albany Police Department report released Monday morning, Tekeem Brown, 20, was pistol-whipped and robbed during a home invasion over the weekend.

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Georgia state parks offer trails for mountain bikers

Parks officials say early winter is perfect for riding

Crisp fall air and beautiful scenery are perfect complements to the health benefits of mountain bike riding at some of Georgia’s state parks, officials say.

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Albany city commissioners question number of retail outlets

City leaders OK easement needed for new Walmart Neighborhood Market

Albany city commissioners question the city’s need for the growing number of discount retail outlets being built.

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Albany police provide meals, friendship | PHOTOS

Dinner designed to show human side of officers

With the help of community volunteers, the Albany Police Department hosted its fifth annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Civic Center Tuesday.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Nov. 24-25, 2015

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 10 calls on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

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Theatre Albany's Mark Costello shares history of 'A Christmas Carol'

Theatre Albany changing its curtain times

News of the change was among information shared by longtime theatre director Mark Costello during his remarks to the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County. Costello’s main topic during his appearance, though, was the upcoming production of “A Christmas Carol”, the classic holiday novella by Charles Dickens.

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Early sales eat into Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday shopping

Shoppers divided on whether to fight the store crowds

Outside of a feeling of Black Friday tradition, many Albany area shoppers say that because of extended sales, they are less inclined to leave their families on Thanksgiving Day or to brave early morning crowds on Black Friday in order to get jump start on their holiday shopping.

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Albany Almanac - Nov. 25, 2015

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Be responsible during the holidays

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: A weekly look at home gardens and landscapes

With Thanksgiving only a day away, many of us express special thanks for the many blessings we have received and will receive. This is also the time of the year that everyone starts planning for Christmas decorations in our homes and communities.

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Fantasy in Lights: Callaway Christmas light show marks 24th year | PHOTOS

The show will run through Jan. 2

The Fantasy in Lights show this year at Callaway Gardens will be the longest ever, running just past the dawn of the new year. The Christmas season event features about 8 million light.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Thanksgiving Day-Dec. 1, 2015

The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.

Deadly kissing bug found in Georgia

The “kissing bug,” which can carry a parasite in its feces that can cause a deadly disease, has been found in Georgia, according to the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Salvation Army of Albany set to ramp up Red Kettle Drive on Friday

Salvation Army sets goal of raising $65,000 over the Christmas holiday

As Black Friday inches nearer, the Salvation Army of Albany is still searching for volunteer bell ringers to man their familiar red collection kettles.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports Nov. 23-24, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 11 calls on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

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Albany Tech, Savannah State sign articulation agreement

Deal supports Applied Science graduates at Albany Tech

The goal with the articulation agreement is to provide Associate of Applied Science (AAS) graduates of Albany Tech’s Civil Engineering Technology and Business Logistics Management programs with an opportunity to continue on with Savannah State University to earn their Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology (BSCET) and a Bachelor of Business Administration.

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Albany Almanac - Nov. 24, 2015

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.