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Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec. 27, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 18 calls on Wednesday, Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

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Albany area shoppers hunt discounts after Christmas

Merchandise return traffic gives way to Christmas money and gift card usages at area retailers

For many Albany area shoppers the day after Christmas was spent hunting for discounts and using Christmas money and gift cards, rather than standing in long lines trying to return unwanted presents.

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Singfield pursues passion with Albany Fish Company

Family establishment offers fresh-caught seafood from the Gulf, Atlantic

An Albany businessman realizes his dream with the opening of Albany Fish Company.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Dec. 11-18, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth County Environmental Health Offices Dec. 11-18.

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Annette Collier focuses on children, Christmas and carols

Albany woman shares musical holiday toys with kids she reads to

Annette Collier of Albany has been reading to young students for nearly two decades and shares her musical Christmas toys with them at the holidays.

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St. Paul's re-enacts the Christmas story | PHOTO GALLERY

St. Paul's Episcopal Church youth prepare for annual Christmas Pageant

Young parishioners from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in downtown Albany run through a dress rehearsal of the church’s annual Christmas Eve Christmas Pageant, scheduled for 5 p.m. today.

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Former mayor, judge Asa Kelley's papers part of King book series

Walter Kelley allows Stanford University access to his father's historic papers

The daily calendars of former Albany mayor/judge Asa D. Kelley are vital to new book on Martin Luther King Jr.

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Longtime cancer center medical director, Dr. Phillip Roberts, retires from Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital

Cancer center director retiring Dec. 31 after 24 years at Phoebe

In 1990, Roberts left his private practice in Albany and joined the Phoebe Cancer Center as medical director, a position he has since maintained.

Albany Police Department nabs burglary suspect

Wayne McDowell Jr. charged with three counts of burglary in apartment break-ins

Albany Police capture burglary suspect after a brief chase; round up of police, EMS and fire department reports.

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Dougherty County sheriff's deputies spread holiday cheer

'Shop with the Sheriff' provides a Merry Christmas for area youth

In what has become an annual tradition Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office deputies helped spread some important Christmas cheer Monday when they took area youth out “Shopping with the Sheriff.”

Saturday armed robbery reported in East Albany

Man reportedly robbed at gunpoint at Pilot station

A 46-year-old man flagged down an officer on the 200 block of West Oglethorpe Boulevard and reported that he was approached by three men and robbed at gunpoint while at the automated teller machine at the Pilot located at 310 Cordele Road.

Shootings reported in Albany over the weekend

Saturday and Sunday shootings result in one hospitalization

A home invasion and aggravated assault was reported at 605 N. Washington St. at 10:52 p.m. on Sunday. Officers responded to the address in reference to a shooting, and upon arrival, the officers made contact with James Jones, 49. He had a gunshot wound, police officials said.

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Bank robbery, shooting suspect turns himself in to Albany Police Department

Lashawn Moore, 35, turns himself in without incident

PeoplesSouth Bank at 701 N. Westover Blvd. was robbed shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday by a man who demanded money from a teller. Around the same time of the robbery, officers were dispatched to 409 Bennington Lane on reports of a probable gunshot victim and found a woman with at least two wounds.

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After two decades in Washington, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss bids D.C. adieu

Saxby Chambliss plans to practice law in metro Atlanta

Chambliss and his wife, Julianne, will be relocating from Moultrie to Atlanta where he will joining an as yet to be named law firm

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Albany Police Department still searching for wanted individuals

APD Gang Unit issues lookout for wanted men

The public is being asked to help law enforcement officials track down two wanted individuals who have remained at large.

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