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Postell qualifies, completes list of announced candidates

Veteran commissioner offers harsh words for Albany Utility Board member

Ward VI Albany City Commissioner Tommie Postell became the final announced candidate Tuesday to qualify for the city’s Nov. 3 municipal election.

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ABAC performance series starts on Sept. 27

The Albany Symphony and guest Tom Fain will open the performing arts season

Opera, jazz and dramatic performances based on works from Shakespeare and Mozart are all included in this year’s “ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series” at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

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Filmmaker Alana McNair overcomes struggles, returns to her roots | PHOTOS

Camilla native Alana McNair returns home to film trailer for Tennie and the Videotape

Camilla residents visiting some familiar haunts last weekend might have noticed something a little different as actors, cameras and a film crew descended on the sleepy south Georgia town as native daughter and filmmaker Alana McNair worked to bring bring her latest creation to life.

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United Way of Southwest Georgia kicks off annual fundraising campaign

The organization sets a goal to raise $1 million in 2015-16

The United Way of Southwest Georgia officially kicked off its annual fundraising campaign at Darton State College’s Student Center Ballroom on Tuesday in front of a packed house of supporters.

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Albany City Commission candidate Chad Warbington resigns appointed board positions

Warbington has been serving on the Albany utility board and the Economic Development Commission

Chad Warbington, who is running to unseat Ward IV City Commissioner Roger Marietta, said in an email Tuesday that he is resigning from the city of Albany’s utility board and from the Albany-Dougherty EDC, where he serves as treasurer.

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APD Chief Michael Persley: Hold me accountable

City Manager Sharon Subadan acknowledges further multimodal issues

Albany city commissioners get an update from Albany Police Department Chief Michael Persley during a commission work meeting.

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Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle to visit Albany Technical College Thursday

Casey visiting to support Albany Region College and Career Academy

Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle is scheduled to visit Albany Technical College Thursday afternoon to show his support for the newly-approved Albany Region College and Career Academy.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports, Aug. 31 - Sept. 1, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 16 calls on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show

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Municipal candidates get early jump on qualifying

Mayoral hopeful Henry Mathis denied civil, political rights restoration

All announced candidates for the Nov. 3 municipal election but one complete qualifying requirements on the first day.

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Expectations for 'War Room' opening weekend surpassed

Kendrick film opens in 1,135 theaters, more expected to show it

In the weeks ahead, War Room is set to open in Peru on Sept. 10, Sept. 17 in the Dominican Republic, Sept. 18 in Canada and Paraguay, on Oct. 15 in Colombia and Chile, on Oct. 22 in Argentina and on Nov. 6 in South Africa.

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Aggravated assault incident stems from domestic dispute

Victim stated fiancee cut him with a kitchen knife during an altercation

Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman for the APD, said officers responded to 2736 Pradera Court — the site of Meadowlark Commons — in reference to an aggravated assault case at around noon on Saturday.

One dead in Dougherty County wreck on Liberty Expressway

Medical issues may have contributed to a Sunday evening accident

Capt. Tom Jackson with the DCPD said a witness told the police that the driver, identified as Gregory Charles, took off at a high rate of speed before flipping over. There were no other vehicles or property damage involved, so charges are unlikely to be filed, Jackson said.

Albany and Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports - Aug. 29-31, 2015

Public safety roundup in Albany and Dougherty County for Saturday, Sunday and early Monday

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 70 incidents on Saturday and Sunday, available reports show.

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Former hurriance Erika fizzles out, unlikely to impact Southwest Georgia

Erika falls apart over weekend

After generating concern over potential wind and rain in Southwest Georgia for the past week, former hurriance Erika will likely have little impact on the area.

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