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Dougherty County Sheriff's Office warning residents of warrant scam | VIDEO

Authorities trying to trace phone numbers for lead in scam investigation

Capt. Craig Dodd said that, last week, authorities were getting a lot of calls about someone calling residents claiming to be a deputy or investigator saying there is an warrant out for their arrest for failure to appear.

Albany police respond to firearms incidents

Father arrested after firing gun in home of girlfriend with daughter present

Phyllis Banks said the victim’s boyfriend, Jeremi Hunt, 24, was taken into custody in a parking lot near Sycamore Court. After being interviewed by detectives, Hunt was transported to the Dougherty County Jail and booked. No injuries were reported.

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Commissioner John Hayes challenges EDC during budget discussion

Dougherty County Commission votes to approve $79,516,612 spending plan

Despite a lengthy discussion about funding the Albany-Dougherty EDC, the Dougherty County Commission unanimously approves its FY 2016 budget.

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Arrests made for vandalism of Doublegate Country Club

Joseph Behrend, 21, and William Harpole, 17, have both been charged in the incident

A police report filed on the incident at around 8 a.m. on June 13 said officers responded to the country club in reference to a criminal damage to property. Between 9 p.m. on June 12 and 7 a.m. on June 13, someone reportedly drove an all-terrain vehicle on several holes doing doughnuts on the fairways and then destroying the green on one of the holes.

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Public hearings scheduled for Dougherty County millage rate increase

Dougherty officials plan to raise the county's millage rate by .700-mill to account for an increase in the county’s real property value.

Dougherty County’s net gross digest came in at $2,021,213,396. Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas noted a $27 million increase in assessed property value over 2014.

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John Stephenson sworn in as Dougherty County's newest magistrate judge

Stephenson had been a trial attorney and partner with Watson and Spence

Change does not come easily to John Stephenson, but his a life took a decidedly different direction Monday as he was sworn in as Dougherty County’s newest magistrate judge by Superior Court Judge Willie Lockette.

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Artist who created Ray Charles statue in Albany commissioned for MLK statue for state Capitol

The statue honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will be placed on the northeast grounds of the Georgia Capitol

Andy Davis, an McDonough sculptor who’s work honoring Ray Charles has been a downtown Albany fixture since late 2007, has been selected to create a statue for the the State Capitol grounds in Atlanta honoring civil rights icon the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Georgia delegation congressional votes - June 19-25, 2015

House and Sente votes cast by the Georgia congressional delegation

These are key votes that were cast by Georgia’s congressional delegation from XXX until XXX.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - June 18-24, 2015

These are Dougherty County Jail bookings for the period of June 18-24, 2015.

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Albany State University is having economic, research impacts on Southwest Georgia

According to a 2014 study by the University of Georgia, ASU had $141 million impact on region

Touting its economic impact over nine southwest Georgia, Albany State University officials said last week that the university is also making its presence felt regionally and nationally in the area of research.

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Meetings fill first days on the job for Albany City Manager Sharon Subadan

New Albany executive official had little free time during her first week

Sharon Subadan got her first taste of government, Albany style, Tuesday when she took part in her first City Commission meeting.

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First Albany X-BOTS event draws attention to STEM education | PHOTOS | VIDEO

Albany Technical College and GeorgiaFIRST bring off-season robotics competition to Albany

While robotics is still a new educational tool in Albany and Southwest Georgia, Albany Tech officials have ambitions to make ATC a regional robotics hub, which also could have a positive effect on STEM studies and education rates in the region.

Public health encouraging early start on back-to-school vaccinations

Health department officials say some vaccines available to qualified families at little to no cost

With visits to the public health department low at this time of year compared to others, parents can avoid the back-to-school rush by getting their children current in vaccinations that are required in order to attend Georgia secondary schools.

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Scorching summer heat may cut watermelon crop early

As temperatures nudge triple digits, melons are getting sunburned

Watermelons, a staple of Fourth of July festivities, are looking at a shorter-then-normal season that could end as early as Wednesday.

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Young Scholars get ag experience at UGA Tifton campus

Program shows students career opportunities while giving them experience

The Young Scholars program brings advanced high school students to University of Georgia campuses at Tifton, Griffin and Athens for six-week summer courses that expose the students to agriculture and the sciences.