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Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - July, 24 - 25, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 24 calls on Friday and the early hours of Saturday, available reports show.

Black students seeing largest increase in student loan borrowing

The percentage of college students taking out loans is climbing, and the biggest increase is among black students, data shows,

Three dead, seven injured in Louisiana theater shooting

Three people are dead, including the gunman, and seven have been injured in a shooting that occurred inside a screening of “Trainwreck” in Lafayette, La.

Squawk of the Day - July 25, 2015

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First Baptist Church of Albany starts GriefShare program

Learning to grieve focus of First Baptist of Albany GriefShare program

Losing a loved one is likely one of the most difficult times a person will face in their lives and because support is so badly needed for those experiencing loss, First Baptist Church of Albany (FBC) will again be facilitating the GriefShare program, beginning this Tuesday.

Albany Almanac - July 25, 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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Georgia Pecans may soon rival almonds and pistachios in public profile

Georgia Pecan Commission meeting to discuss potential federal marketing order

Consumers across the country may soon be hearing about pecans the way they do about pistachios, beef and milk, as the American pecan industry looks to have its own federal marketing order (FMO) that could greatly boost the commodity’s profile.

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Albany police arrest storage break-in suspects

Variety of merchandise taken from storage units

Police say several storage units in Dougherty and Lee Counties were broken into.

Albany police seek Dollar General robber

Albany bandit escaped with undisclosed amount of cash

An unidentified black male wearing a brown coat with writing on the back robbed the Dollar General store on Dawson Road on Thursday.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - July 23-24, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 37 calls on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

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Wal-Mart officials delay meeting with Dougherty County Commission

Retailer draws criticism over manager's refusal to support Dougherty student program

A Dougherty County commissioner says he expects Wal-Mart officials to address the commission at its Monday work meeting.

Squawk of the Day - July 24, 2015

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CARLTON FLETCHER: A mature Luke Bryan's fifth album is his best yet

MUSIC REVIEW: Home-grown country music superstar's new album due for release Aug. 7

Luke Bryan’s exploration of some of life’s grown-up mysteries helps make his latest batch of songs his best album ever, a tour de force that should keep him on the country album and singles charts for the next several months.

The essential albums

Six musical gems that are great from start to finish

Today’s digital music doesn’t hold a candle to classic collections from the decade of the album.

Religion Bulletin - July 24, 2015

First Southern Methodist hosting movie night

Former President Jimmy Carter is not scheduled to teach Sunday School this Sunday at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains. Carter’s next scheduled visit to the Plains church is Aug. 2.

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