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Medical College of Georgia Southwest Campus celebrating 10th anniversary | PHOTO GALLERY

Clinical campus based in Albany allows MCG students to do rotations in Southwest Georgia

Although MCG students have participated in clinical practice experiences in Southwest Georgia for decades, a formal campus was not established until 2005 as part of the state’s public medical school’s efforts to decrease the impending physician shortage.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - Larry Bernard Simmons Jr.

Larry Bernard Simmons Jr. is wanted for battery and failing to register as a sex offender

Larry Bernard Simmons Jr., 34, of Albany, is wanted on three warrants — failure to register as a sex offender, abttery and probation violation.

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Albany Police vow safe Fourth of July experience downtown

Georgia State Patrol increasing manpower with eye on impaired driving

Georgia State Patrol and the Albany Police Department will ramp up their efforts during the upcoming Fourth of July weekend. The GSP will be concentrating on impaired driving while the APD will focus on public safety downtown.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - July 1 - 2, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 18 calls on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

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Two gunmen rob East Albany grocery store

The gunmen are fleeing on foot

An East Albany grocery store was held up by two gunmen dressed in black, who have fled from the store on foot, police say.

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Harveys supermarket supports Wounded Warriors

Harveys supermarkets to donate July 4th profits to Wounded Warriors

In an effort to show their support for those that have sacrificed for the country’s independence Harveys supermarket and its parent company Southeastern Grocers will be donating all of the company’s profits on July Fourth to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Albany offers plenty for 'staycationers' to do on the Fourth of July | PHOTO GALLERY

Food, fun, shopping specials will keep some Independence Day celebrants close to home

Many Albany establishments will not be rolling up the sidewalks on Saturday, offering incentives for July 4th revelers who choose to stay close to home.

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U.S. Sen. Johnny Iskason cool on U.S. thawing relations with Cuba

Senator from Georgia said Cuban government still has much for which to answer

The announcement Wednesday that the United States and Cuba would resume diplomatic ties Wednesday is another example of the Obama administration negotiating “what the other side wants first,” U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., says.

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Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany commanding officer receives promotion

Col. James Carroll III pinned new rank Wednesday

The colonel insignia was pinned on the lapels of Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany’s commanding officer, Col. James Carroll III, during his promotion ceremony on Wednesday at the Marine Corps Logistics Command.

Vehicle accident near Albany Marine base injures three

Names and conditions of victims unavailable

A one-vehicle accident near MCLB-Albany has sent three people to the hospital.

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Woman arrested on Albany home invasion charge

Suspect surrenders to police after lookout posted

Alexia Douse, aka Alexandria Johnson, surrendered Tuesday to police and is charged with home invasion.

Fourth of July travel expected to be heaviest in eight years

More than 1.17 million Georgians expected to travel over the long Independence Day weekend

With 41.5 million people expected to travel over the Fourth of July holiday period, about 85 percent will go by auto. Low gas prices, higher wages and a more optimistic view of the economy are seen as contributing factors for the increased travel, which will be watched closely by increased patrolling on the part of law enforcement.

Gunmen fire shots in East Albany store

No one injured in Albany store attack

Albany police are seeking three or four black males in a silver Chrysler Pacifica

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - June 30 - July 1 - 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

Doublegate resident finds burglar in garage

Suspect flees on foot when shots fired

A northwest Albany man finds an intruder in his car and fires shots to chase him off.