Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County
The Albany Police Department responded to at least 26 calls on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.
Incident occurred around 5 a.m. Tuesday on North Broadway Street
Justin Smith, 25, and Patrice Walden, 29, told officers of the Albany Police Department they were talking outside Walden’s residence on the 200 block of North Broadway Street around 5 a.m. when Smith discovered an unknown black male had made forced entry into his 2000 Toyota Camry.
Superintendent Butch Mosely says the district has the resources to help the flagging school
Westover instructed to take Title I funds for the first time in school history
Jefferson Street traffic to shift
Opening of the ramp means drivers won’t have to loop-the-loop to go west on state Route 3/Liberty Expressway. The old loop ramp will be removed once the new one is open. All traffic, from Jefferson Street or Philema Road, will use the new on-ramp.
Cash, pistol taken in separate armed robbery incidents Sunday
The Albany Police Department is investigating two armed robberies that occurred Sunday afternoon, reports show.
Victim uninjured in gunfire assault on South Madison Street
An Albany motorist tells police that he did not recognize two men who shot at him as their vehicles passed each other on Madison Street.
A number of resignations and reappointments were listed on a recent credentialing report from Phoebe
The most recent credentialing report, approved by the Professional Affairs Committee on Monday, went before the Credentials and Bylaws Committee on Dec. 22 and the Medical Executive Committee on Jan. 6.
Albany State University student had last been seen by family members Dec. 28
Keddrick Clark was a student at Albany State University, but has not enrolled in classes this semester. Police officials said he might be operating a gray 2005 Honda Civic bearing Georgia tag number PKC7765.
Public safety roundup in Albany and Dougherty County for Saturday, Sunday and early Monday
The Albany Police Department responded to at least 51 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and the early hours of Monday, available reports show.
Disturbing news for group of school workers
The Department of Community Health’s $13 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2016 would eliminate health insurance coverage for 11,500 “non-certificated’’ school personnel, such as bus drivers and cafeteria workers.
Annual cancer fundraising event to feature TV personality as honoree
Ruthrie Garner has taken the platform of encouraging people to pay attention to their bodies. She is expected to bring that message to supporters of the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia as the honoree of its signature fundraising event.
Private sector responding to lack of Alzheimer's options
In 2013, 15.5 million caregivers provided support for people with Alzheimer’s disease outside the health care system and without pay. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, someone in the United States develops the disease every 67 seconds, and this rate will double by 2050. The number of caregivers will have to increase at the same rate.
News about Albany area business leaders
Marc Skalla, president of SASCO Chemicals in Albany, has elected to the National Association of Manufacturers Executive Committee.
Steve Lunsford shares experiences with Kiwanis Club members
Becoming a scuba diver “is a process,” says Steve Lunsford. “There is a great deal that has to be done. You have to have a knowledge of physics and physiology. There are laws of nature that we can’t break.”
Albany's police chief says his department has accomplished much in his five years-plus here
Albany Police Department Chief John Proctor addresses concerns about local law enforcement.