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Black Thursday replacing Black Friday | PHOTOS

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.

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Albany Fire Department gives cold weather fire safety tips

Unattended cooking most common cause of fires

Assistant Fire Chief Sebon Burns offered holiday fire safety tips to residents.

Armed robberies reported Thursday, early Friday in Albany

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.

Albany and Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports - Nov. 26-27, 2015

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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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.

Georgia Briefly

A roundup of news from the state of Georgia.

Albany-Dougherty Police, EMS Fire reports Nov. 20-23, 2015

Albany Police and Fire reports Nov. 20 — Nov. 23

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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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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Heavy traffic, heavy enforcement expected over Thanksgiving holiday period

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.

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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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Tommy Gregors wears dual hats at Thronateeska, RiverQuarium | PHOTOS

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.

Albany police to serve Thanksgiving dinner

Up to 1,200 people will be served free meals

The Albany Police Department will present its 5th annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Tuesday.

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Recent report reveals gaps in health disparities

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.