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State Sen. Freddie Powell Sims says economic development, education and health her chief concerns

Sen. Freddie Powell Sims speak to the Dougherty Kiwanis Club

Ecomonic development, education and health care are the three major areas of focus for State Senator Freddie Powell Sims (D-Dawson) as she reviews legislation and policy that affects Southwest Georgia.

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Dougherty County microbrewery rezoning request tabled

Tripp Morgan, associates want commercial zoning adjacent to plantation properties

The Dougherty County Commission tables a rezoning request that would allow development of a microbrewery on land adjacent to county plantation land.

Two Albany boys involved in Saturday afternoon assault

A 12-year-old boy was victimized by a 15-year-old while running an errand for his grandmother, police reports show

The report said the 12-year-old pulled a five-dollar bill out of his pocket just before the 15-year-old stuck in his back a MintCraft knife handle. The 12-year-old felt a poke in his back and ran into the store. The other boy was unsuccessful in stealing the cash, the report said.

Albany and Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports -- May 16-18, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County for Saturday, Sunday and early Monday

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 50 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and the early hours of Monday, available reports show.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - May 11-15, 2015

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Lee County Environmental Health Offices May 11-15.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - May 7-13, 2015

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail May 7-13

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Deerfield-Windsor School graduates 60 Sunday

All members for the Deerfield class of 2015 have been accepted to college

This year’s senior class at Deerfield logged in more than 6,750 volunteer hours. Twenty of the graduates were listed on the commencement program as having been enrolled in Deerfield since kindergarten or first grade, and six are children of Deerfield alumni.

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Four students earn scholarships from Kiwanis Club

Club gives $5,000 to assist four top students

This year’s recipients were Marie Luz of Lee County High School, the $2,000 Gregory Neff Scholarship to the University of Georgia; Megan Hogan of Lee County High School, the $1,000 Bob Fowler Sr. Scholarship; James Robinson, dual-enrolled at Albany High School and Darton College, the $1,000 Larry Price Scholarship; and Candace Shirley of Lee County High, the $1,000 Bob Pharis Scholarship.

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Albany Area Business Portfolio - May 17, 2015

A weekly roundup of people in business in Albany and Southwest Georgia

Leadership Albany class graduates; Chad Schwartz new job; Jessica Swords promotion.

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Dougherty County School System graduates 746 on Saturday

Each of th four public schools conducted ceremonies Saturday at the Albany Civic Center

Nearly 750 newly-minted graduates walked across the dais at the Albany Civic Center on Saturday as Dougherty, Albany, Westover and Monroe high schools held their annual commencement exercises.

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Albany Unchained Weekend attracts 500 bicyclists | PHOTO GALLERY

Albany bike event means positive economic impact, tourism officials say

The 11th annual Albany Unchained Bike Race Weekend brings excitement and economic impact to the city.

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11th annual Albany Unchained Bike Race Weekend set for today and Sunday

More than 400 cyclists from all around the country are expected to participate in the event

Downtown Albany will be crowded this weekend with the 11th Annual Albany Unchained Bike Race Weekend set for today and Sunday.

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Albany police searching for financial card theft suspect

Wallet theft took place on North Slappey business on May 5

Officials with the Albany Police Department released footage portraying the potential suspect, and are requesting help in finding him.

Assault, injured person report stem from East Albany incidents

Gunfire and cutting instruments involved in incidents from Thursday and Friday

An aggravated assault was reported from 1303 E. Broad Ave., the site of Applejax Sports Bar and Lounge, at around 12:45 a.m. on Friday, officials from the Albany Police Department said. Officers responded to the bar in reference to shots being fired. Upon arrival, officers observed shattered glass to the front side door.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - Jerry Jerome Cauley

Jerry Jerome Cauley is wanted on three warrants, Dougherty County officials say

Jerry Jerome Cauley, 21, of Albany is wanted on warrants charging criminal attempt to commit a felony, felony street gang and probation violation.