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Arrests made in separate Albany shoplifting cases

Demoski King, 40, and Sammy May, 55, arrested in shoplifting incidents

Sammy May, 55, was also arrested in connection to the shoplifting of a blower from Westover Lawn and Garden, Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman for the Albany Police Department, said. Officers acted on tip information that came through the Albany Area Crime Stoppers line.

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Dougherty County officials laud election participation by volunteer students

School system GCAPS volunteers help with Albany municipal election

Officials say students involved in a Dougherty County Commission-sponsored student program offered valuable help during the recent Albany municipal election.

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Our Daily Bread closed after four years in downtown Albany

Downtown Albany restaurant Our Daily Bread closes not long after recent relocation

Having only moved to its most recent location less than a year ago, Albany eatery, Our Daily Bread is closing its doors, effectively ending the restaurant’s four year run in the heart of the Good Life City.

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Ground broken on new fire station in east Albany

New fire station No. 7 will replace the old No. 7, which had become unsafe

The City of Albany officially broke ground Monday on a new Fire Station No. 7 which will serve as a replacement for the old No. 7. The new $878,000 structure is located at the intersection of Elsom Street and Leonard Avenue.

Albany and Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports - Nov. 13-16, 2015

An Albany woman tells police her foot was injured in a demoestic dispute

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 38 incidents on Saturday and Sunday, available reports show.

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Black Friday looms | POLLS

Thanksgiving Day store hours a hot topic

As the busiest shopping days of the year steadily approach retailers are preparing for increased spending while consumers are already getting a jump start on holiday shopping in advance of Black Friday and the rest of the Thanksgiving shopping weekend.

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Lawyer says Marcus Johnson innocent

Johnson is scheduled to be put to death on Nov. 19

The evidence was circumstantial and there are problems with what was presented to the jury that convicted Albany’s Marcus Ray Johnson and sentenced him to die, his attorney wrote in a petition for clemency.

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Ethridge home top yard for November | PHOTOS

Home is described as a standout in the neighborhood

The 2211 Chapman Drive home of Tracy and Allen Ethridge has been selected as the November Yard of the Month for the Albany area by the Daffodil Garden Club.

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Albany Technical College honors veterans | PHOTOS | VIDEO

ATC hosts Veteran's Day ceremony

Albany Technical College (ATC) faculty, staff and students joined community guests Tuesday to honor the service and sacrifice of those serving in the United States armed forces during a special Veteran’s Day ceremony, held on the 240th birthday of the United States Marine Corps.

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Educator urges community to get behind STEM programs

By 2020, 51 percent of available jobs will be in the field of computing technology

Dennis Courtney is an animated man who likes to wave his arms when he speaks and is easily stirred to passion. To see him work a room and to and hear his booming voice, one would think he would make an excellent teacher. And that assumption would be correct.

Albany and Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports - Nov. 6-8, 2015

Weekend public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 52 calls on Saturday and Sunday, available reports show.

Shoes taken in Albany armed robbery

Man, 20, robbed on 11th Avenue Sunday evening

Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman for the APD, said the victim told police he was walking down the 800 block of 11th Avenue when he was approached by an unknown man. The man reportedly pulled out a pocket knife and demanded money from his pockets. He told the suspect he had no money, so the man took his black and gray tennis shoes.

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Albany-Dougherty County stakeholders discuss trail master plan

Connectivity of countywide trail system goal of plan consultant

Albany/Dougherty County stakeholders convene to discuss a proposed countywide trail system master plan.

One Warm Coat drive under way

Central Monitoring, Second Harvest Food Bank team up for One Warm Coat

Albany’s Central Monitoring has teamed up with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Southwest Georgia to make sure everyone in the area is able to stay warm this winter with One Warm Coat.

Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Oct. 25-30, 2015

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty County Environmental Health Offices Oct. 25-30.