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Dougherty County's district attorney agrees with court privacy ruling regarding cell phones

Dougherty County DA Greg Edwards says the Supreme Court decision issued late last month is reasonable

Greg Edwards, Doughery County district attorney, says he respects the recent cell phone privacy ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled a warrant is needed to access an cell phone except in certain emergency situations.

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The Flood of 1994: July 5 - Trouble on the horizon

By the end of the day July 5, 1994, officials knew record flood water would hit Albany

The first warning that many in south Georgia had in 1994 that the remnants of Tropical Storm Alberto would soon make that first tropical storm of the year a name in infamy came as the area found most of its Independence Day holiday activities, including Albany’s annual fireworks show, scuttled because of the downpour.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - July 4, 2014

Ricardo Sherrod Fletcher, 25, of Albany, is wanted on three active warrants

Ricardo Sherrod Fletcher, 25, of Albany, faces charges of violating his probation and two felony counts of failure to appear.

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Albany officials stress fireworks safety

Fireworks can cause serious burns say Albany officials

The Georgia Fire Commissioner stresses safety for holiday fireworks use.

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Fourth of July is a different holiday for Leesburg Marine wife

Leesburg woman says her perspective on Independence Day has changed since marrying to a Marine

The Fourth of July for Madison Williams now goes beyond applying sunscreen, enjoying watermelon and having a good time. It means that her spouse will be honored for the sacrifices he has made, and it’s an opportunity to thank other service members for what they do and the sacrifices they make.

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Stephen Collier introduced to WG&L as interim assistant city manager for utilities | VIDEO

Albany's Central Services director to head utilities commission

Thirty-three-year Albany city employee Stephen Collier takes over as interim assistant city manager for utilities.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin - July 4, 2014

Church events scheduled for the coming week in Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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Drug suspects nabbed at Albany motel

Jacolvie Curry and Tammy Saumenig are arrested on marijuana charges at the Regency Inn in Albany.

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U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston touts energy independence in Senate campaign visit

The U.S. Senate candidate chides the Obama administration for delaying energy projects such as the Keystone Pipeline

U.S. Senate candidate Jack Kingston pushes energy independence during a campaign swing through Albany on Thursday.

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Albany and Southwest Georgia celebrate America

Fireworks shows are planned on Independence Day in Albany, Camilla, Bainbridge, Cordele and Thomasville

For those looking to celebrate Independence Day with others, Albany and other Southwest Georgia venues have events going, including evening fireworks.

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Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County appeal Georgia Department of Community Health letter

Hospital officials to appeal determination letter responding to request from North Albany Medical Center

Phoebe officials are appealing the determination from DCH based on the contention that it was incorrect on the facts and the law.

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North Carolina researchers take crack at hypoallergenic peanut

Researchers at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University have recently developed a process that reduces allergens in peanuts by 98 percent.

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'I Can Make It' camp to be held this month

The two-day camp offers music, cheerleading and dance

Albany area youth have another opportunity for fun with "I Can Make It" summer camp July 25-26.

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New 'Albany Hose' lighter and efficient firefighting tool

Albany fire department hopes its state-of-the-art hose will help ease county insurance rates

The Albany Fire Department is instrumental in developing lighter fire hose that is easier to see at night.

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Albany finds ways to mitigate division from disaster

East and West Albany now have better resources to deal with severe flooding

Out of the struggle of combating the Flood of ‘94, East and West Albany are much better prepared should the Flint River leave its banks once again and split the community.