One dead in Dougherty County wreck on Liberty Expressway

Medical issues may have contributed to a Sunday evening accident

Capt. Tom Jackson with the DCPD said a witness told the police that the driver, identified as Gregory Charles, took off at a high rate of speed before flipping over. There were no other vehicles or property damage involved, so charges are unlikely to be filed, Jackson said.

Albany and Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports — Aug. 29-31, 2015

Public safety roundup in Albany and Dougherty County for Saturday, Sunday and early Monday

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 70 incidents on Saturday and Sunday, available reports show.

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Former hurriance Erika fizzles out, unlikely to impact Southwest Georgia

Erika falls apart over weekend

After generating concern over potential wind and rain in Southwest Georgia for the past week, former hurriance Erika will likely have little impact on the area.

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Dougherty County employees to get insurance rates cut

Insurance consultant recommends 7 percent cut in county employees’ premiums

Dougherty County employees, who got their first pay raise in years starting in July, are also expected to see their insurance premiums cut.

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Where Am I? solution

Solution to the Sunday mystery photo

Where was the Sunday mystery photo taken? Find out here.

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BARRY LEVINE: Nice to be first in the music world

THE OLD ROCKER: Williams ranked No. 1 among piano recording artists

Renowned pianist Roger Williams earned that honor. He recorded an instrumental version of “Autumn Leaves” in 1955. The song climbed to No. 1 in October of that year to become the first instrumental in the rock era to top the Billboard magazine charts.

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Ron Simpson, a former senior wildlife biologist, discusses his African safari with Dougherty Kiwanis

Ron Simpson spent a week in southern Africa photographing wildlife of the region

Ron Simpson, a former senior wildlife biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, enjoys “taking the road less traveled,” and he did so in style in February when he and his wife took a photo safari across southern Africa.

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Weeklong municipal election qualifying in Albany starts

Offices up for election in Albany includes mayor and commissioners of Wards I, IV and VI

A weeklong qualifying period for the Nov. 3 municipal election in Albany started today.

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iLOGIC a different kind of community education | PHOTOS

Tannur, Njemile Ali open their home for unique educational opportunities

iLOGIC is poet Tannur Ali’s community education program that broadens learning opportunities.

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Squawk of the Day - Aug. 31, 2015

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to see what everyone is squawking about!

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Revolution in hospital food under way

Hospital cuisine has much fresher look

The change in hospital food over the past 20 years has mirrored society’s overall emphasis on healthier food.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - Aug. 20-26, 2015

These are Dougherty County Jail bookings for the week of Aug. 20-26.

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Georgia Political Briefs

Georgia Political Briefs

U.S. Sen. Isakson, four U.S. House members touring Georgia bases; U.S. Sen. Perdue applauds North Dakota ruling against WOTUS; U.S. Rep. Bishop hosting a miliarty families summit; Georgia Ag Commissioner Black leads delegation to Panama.

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Artists for Animals fundraiser set for Sept. 15

Artists for Animals to benefit Albany Humane Society

Artists and supporters will once again join forces to help raise money and awareness for the Albany Humane Society nexst month at the second annual Artists for Animals fundraiser at the Albany Museum of Art.

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'War Room' stuns box office watchers with $11 million debut

Kendrick Brothers faith-based film nearly topples Straight Outta Compton

The drawing power of “War Room” was clear this weekend at it trailed by nearly catching box office leader “Straight Outta Compton” despite being shown in only a third as many theaters.



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