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.
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.
Family establishment offers fresh-caught seafood from the Gulf, Atlantic
An Albany businessman realizes his dream with the opening of Albany Fish Company.
These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth County Environmental Health Offices Dec. 11-18.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.”
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.
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.
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.
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
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.