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Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital donates defibrillators to five Southwest Georgia counties

More than 20 defibrillators donated to paramedics in Dougherty, Lee, Worth, Randolph and Terrell counties

About 90 percent of the patients who would benefit from this technology are first seen by paramedics, putting them on the front lines along with the public buildings were such devices are often mounted.

Albany and Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports : May 1-3, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County for Friday, Saturday and Sunday

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 38 incidents on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, available reports show.

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Squawk of the Day - May 5, 2015

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

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Deal marks Teacher Appreciation Week with swing through Albany

The state's First Lady visited five Dougherty County Schools Monday in celebration of Georgia’s Teacher Appreciation Week

Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods called the month of May one of the most important on the calendar because of teachers.

Elderly man found dead at Dougherty County wreck scene

Medical condition believed to have caused driver to leave roadway, hit a culvert, go airborne and strike a utility pole

A shift report from the Dougherty County Police Department shows the agency responded to 3309 Sylvester Road at 7:25 p.m. The driver, identified by Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler as Tal Crawford, 78, was dead on arrival.

Child deaths in Dougherty County under investigation

Authorities determining cause of death of young girls

Such incidents are generally looked into by the Child Death Team, which is a unit that responds to any report of a juvenile death to determine whether it was a natural death, an accident or the result of some criminal act.

Man robbed outside East Albany club at gunpoint

Wallet taken at gunpoint early Saturday outside Legend Lounge and Club

A man said he was working off-duty security at 725 E. Broad Ave., the site of Legend Lounge and Club, when he was robbed at gunpoint in the alley adjacent to the club, a police report said.

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Albany Chamber of Commerce to celebrate small businesses

Albany Area Chamber of Commerce hosting small business celebration week

Because area small businesses are so vital to the local economy and the quality of life in Albany and Dougherty County, the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Small Business Celebration next week, culminating with a naming of the Small Business of the Year.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - April 23-May 2, 2015

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Lee County Environmental Health Offices April 23-May 2.

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Taylor Sanders of Albany to serve as Childrens Miracle Network Champion Ambassador

Albany child to serve as Georgia ambassador following recovery from car accident

Taylor, 6, was admitted to CHNH in September 2014 after a vehicle crash. While doing all that they could to save his life, physicians and clinicians at Navicent Health realized his chances of survival were slim and did not believe he would survive.

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Kidney transplant changed Elizabeth Hylick’s life forever

The Dawson native spent 12 years on dialysis and six years on a waiting list

In December of 2002, Elizabeth Hylick’s doctor received a phone call from her doctor who delivered some bad news. She was in the advanced kidney renal failure and would have to go into dialysis. That call changed her life forever.

Dougherty County Jail Report - April 23-29, 2015

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail April 23-29

Humane Society of Terrell County hosts Meows, Mutts, Margaritas

Cinco de Mayo event at Austin’s a fundraiser for Terrell animal group

A fundraiser at Austin’s Firegrill in Albany will benefit the Humane Society of Terrell County.

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Squawk of the Day - May 4, 2015

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

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Students compete for art, talent scholarships

Statewide event hosted by Albany Kiwanis members

Three students from Dougherty County placed in their grade levels. Johnathan Herrbold took first place in 9th grade competition, Anthony Anderson a first place in 8th grade, and Shaquille Johnson won second place among 6th grade entries.

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