Dougherty County


Albany police respond to gunfire assault

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.

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Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital reviews medical staff applicants

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.

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Missing college student found

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.

Albany and Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports -- Jan. 24-26, 2015

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.

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Bus drivers, cafeteria workers may lose health insurance coverage

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.

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Night for Hope event scheduled Feb. 14 at Hilton Garden Inn

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.

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Private day care emerging option for Alzheimer's patients

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.

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Business Portfolio - Jan. 25, 2015

News about Albany area business leaders

Marc Skalla, president of SASCO Chemicals in Albany, has elected to the National Association of Manufacturers Executive Committee.

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High school senior trip led to a lifetime of diving

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.”

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APD Chief John Proctor: Department still playing catch-up

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.

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Model railroad club full steam at Albany show | PHOTO GALLERY

Model railroad club holds Albany train show

The Flint River Model Railroad Club holds its annual train show at the Knights of Columbus hall in Albany.

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Rising Phoenix opens in Albany

Albany's Rising Phoenix offers gifts, apparel

When Carolyn Robertson learned that Bio Buzz was closing its doors after 25 years in Albany, she made the decided to follow her lifelong dream of owning her own establishment and Rising Phoenix was born.

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New AT&T store opens in former Alltel location

AT&T celebrates new Albany location with ribbon cutting

With the Alltel Wireless acquisition and network integration now complete, AT&T representatives celebrated the opening of their latest retail store in Albany with a brief ribbon cutting ceremony Friday.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - Jan. 24, 2015

Cedrick Bernard Parker is wanted on theft, probation charges

Cedrick Bernard Parker, 39, is wanted on a felont theft warrant in Dougherty County and for probation violation in Lee County.

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Superintendent tells ACRI gathering he sees improvement in Dougherty County School System.

Dougherty School Chief Butch Mosely speaks at monthly community meeting at civil rights museum

School chief Butch Mosely touts school system progress to Albany Civil Rights Institute.