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Albany Briefs - Sept. 21, 2014

Utility to have draw down for Lake Chehaw/Lake Worth

Utility to have draw down for Lake Chehaw/Lake Worth

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Cancer survivor Ryan Carr living life to the fullest

Carr spending time loving his family and hunting gators with his friends

Cancer survivor Ryan Carr says experience has taught him to appreciate each and every day

Riverfront Run set for Oct. 4 in downtown Albany

Dougherty County Medical Society presenting 5K and one mile race to raise funds for Darton College Foundation

The one mile fun run/walk will begin on Oct. 4 at 8:30 a.m., and the 5K will begin at 8:50 a.m. The amenities are set to include chip timing, a race T-shirt, race day photos, trophies and medals, goody bags, post-race refreshments and door prizes.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Sept 20, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 31 incidents on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

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Dougherty County Stephens Farm designated Centennial Farm

Dougherty farm one of state's few African-American-owned farms held by family for 100-plus years

A Dougherty County family’s farm that has been in the family for eight generations is officially designated a Centennial Farm.

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Ribbon cut at Veterans Affairs clinic on Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany | VIDEO

VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic formally introduced

The almost 6,000 veterans in the region now have on-base access to care from VA providers. This takes place alongside the existing care from Navy providers to the approximately 1,300 active duty military and their families, and 2,800 civilians at the installation.

Jury issues multiple guilty verdicts in PCA salmonella trial in Albany

Three defendants are found guilty of most of the charges against them in the federal trial

Stewart Parnell, Michael Parnell and Mary Wilkerson were tried on charged related to the distribution of products made with tainted peanuts traced to the Blakely plant Setwart Parnell owned. Govermment officials say nine deaths and hundreds of illnesses were tied to the tainted food.

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Four local bands to perform at Sasser Tailgate Jam

Music, competitions, kids’ activities featured during all-day Sasser gathering

Four local bands will perform Saturday during the daylong Sasser Tailgate Jam.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Sept. 19, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 34 incidents on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

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Albany man celebrates 100th birthday

Man celebrates century mark with friends and family

James D. McIntyre celebrated his 100th birthday this week by having breakfast with friends and family.

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ADICA takes more realistic look at downtown projects

ADICA approves $25,000 in additional funding for canoe/kayak launch

Albany’s interim downtown manager says inner-city progress is slow.

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Albany credit card fraud suspects sought

Police seek Albany card fraud suspects

The Albany Police Department asks the public’s help in finding two credit card fraud suspects.

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Georgia Department of Education recognized seven area schools as Highest-Progress Schools

The list includes Baker County's K-12 School, which was nearly shut down by the state three years ago.

State Department of Education designates seven southwest Georgia schools as Highest-Progress Schools.

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Roundtable called in Albany to get young adults connected to Affordable Care Act coverage

Efforts ongoing to educate young adults about Affordable Care Act coverage

The purpose of the roundtable was to meet with leaders in the Albany area who have been working to educate young adults about the Affordable Care Act, and maximize consumer access and enrollment in marketplace health plans for Albany’s young adult population ahead of the next open enrollment period that begins on Nov. 15.

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Weinberg Foundation donates $1 million to SOWEGA Council on Aging

Pursuit of the largest grant the council has received from a private foundation took two years to complete

The announcement is made Thursday morning at the council’s Kay Hind Senior Life Enrichment Center, where the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Ballroom was being dedicated.