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Squawk of the Day - May 30, 2015

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Proposed county budget includes pay raises

Commissioners again question EDC allocation

The Dougherty County Commission’s Finance Committee votes to recommend its Fiscal Year 2016 spending plan to the entire commission.

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Painting inspires Phoebe patient

Phoebe staffer credited for restoring hope

A prescription for hope was exactly what 14-year-old Hannah Croker needed to continue her journey toward recovery after a tragic accident six months ago resulted in a spinal injury leaving her a quadriplegic.Thanks to Phoebe’s child life specialist Mandy Lanier Fagiano, the prescription was for a paint brush.

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Retiring Albany police chief gets send-off ceremony

Chief's friends, associates gathered for retirement ceremony

Retiring Albany Police Chief John Proctor gets retirement send-off.

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Georgia Transportation chief discusses state's goals, needs

Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry sat down Thursday with The Augusta Chronicle to answer questions about the state’s crumbling transportation system.

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Albany Almanac - May 30, 2015

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

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

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - May 28 - 29, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least nine calls on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

Man injured in Albany early morning shooting

Albany shooting victim listed in critical condition

Quaza Young, 35, is in critical condition after being shot by unidentified gunmen.

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Squawk of the Day - May 29, 2015

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Albany Area Religion Bulletin - May 29, 2015

President Carter is not on schedule in Plains this weekend

A wrap-up of religion events in Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Shawn Mendes wows teen, tween crowd at Wild Adventures

OPINION: Teen pop star provides his own accompaniment at Valdosta show

Canadian singing sensation Shawn Mendes draws the adoring shrieks of teens and tweens during his Wild Adventures performance.

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Adam Hood excited to share songs at Briar Patch

Briar Patch Music Festival headliner Adam Hood ready to play South Georgia again

At this weekend’s Briar Patch Music Festival, Saturday headliner Adam Hood hopes to achieve three things: re-introduce himself to south Georgia music fans, share the stage with old friends, and share what the singer/songwriter loves the most, a good tune.

Unemployment rate for April drops to 6.9 percent in metro Albany, 6.8 percent in Southwest Georgia

Albany and Southwest Georgia see declines in number of unemployed, labor officials say

Labor officials said this is the lowest the Albany and Southwest Georgia rates have been since August 2008 when they were at 6.8 percent.

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Albany Almanac - May 29, 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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Lt. Col. James Carroll takes command of MCLB-Albany | VIDEO

Col. Don Davis leaves Albany Marine base to continue his career in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Lt. Col. James Carroll formally becomes base commander of Marine Coprs Logistics Base-Albany in a change of command ceremony Thursday.

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