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Thanksgiving shopping impacting Black Friday crowds
As more and more stores open their doors and offer deals to shoppers on Thanksgiving Day, the ritual of getting up early and waiting in line on Black Friday is seemingly loosing its importance for those looking to find discounts and take care of holiday shopping.
Unattended cooking most common cause of fires
Assistant Fire Chief Sebon Burns offered holiday fire safety tips to residents.
Incidents reported at an Albany Dollar General, Luxury Inn and on North Jefferson Street
Carl Randle Jr, 21, and Rajan Childs, 38, were arrested Friday in connection to an armed robbery at 613 N. Jefferson St. that took place earlier in the day.
Public safety roundup for Thursday and early Friday
The Dougherty County Police Department responded to at least 30 incidents on Thursday and into early Friday, available reports show.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area
Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.
A roundup of news from the state of Georgia.
Albany Police and Fire reports Nov. 20 — Nov. 23
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.
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.
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.”
Nine out of 10 travelers are expected to hit the highways with highest volume in eight years
Cheaper gas is one of the reasons Thanksgiving holiday travel is expected to be up this year.
One Direction, The Weeknd among winners at AMAs
Leesburg native Luke Bryan is named favorite male country music artist.
Albany native has pair of downtown attractions on solid footing
Tommy Gregors has found his niche as director of both the Thronateeska Heritage Center and the Flint RiverQuarium.
Up to 1,200 people will be served free meals
The Albany Police Department will present its 5th annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Tuesday.
Health gaps report released by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
The report is meant to help leaders understand where the gaps exist and why they matter, the size of the gaps, what factors are influencing the health of residents and what communities can do to address disparities.