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Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - May 21-22, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 12 calls on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

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AB&T National Bank bolsters its executive board with six new members

Six new AB&T National board members position bank for the future

Local financial institution AB&T National Bank took a bold move toward solidifying its future leadership Tuesday when shareholders and executives of parent company Community Capital Bancshares Inc. voted to bolster the bank’s executive board with six new members at the company’s annual meeting.

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Astronomy series kicks off at Wetherbee Planetarium

Four part Wetherbee Astronomy Series starts Saturday

Visitors of all ages will get to explore outer space this weekend as Albany’s Thronateeska Heritage Center hosts two space themed events on Saturday.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - May 19-20, 2015

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 20 calls on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

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Persley to be named APD chief

Department captain to replace retiring John Proctor

Capt. Michael Persley will be named the new chief of the Albany Police Department.

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Albany officials consider Hilton Garden Inn finances

Hilton owners ask for city's help in securing funding for second hotel

Albany city commissioners are asked to drop their second-lien position on the Hilton Garden Inn so that the hotel’s owners can get financing to build a second hotel.

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Albany arena football deal inches closer

City Commission could approve contract by next Tuesday

City officials are working out details of a contract that would bring an X-League arena football team to Albany in 2016.

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Martin home is May Yard of the Month in Albany | PHOTO GALLERY

Residence at 1809 Valley Road receives Daffodil Garden Club recognition

The residence of Kay and the late Russell Martin made a “beautiful setting” for a wedding.

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Daylily show set for Saturday at Albany Mall

Roughly 200-400 blooms expected at 33rd annual Albany daylily show

Judging and awarding will done by American Hemerocallis Society standards, and each panel of judges, who will be coming from throughout the region, will be the final authority for each class it judges. Registered cultivars will be classified, as registered, by size, form and grouped alphabetically within each section.

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Top Albany drug cop Berry announces retirement

Maj. Bill Berry says he's 'hanging up' his 'six-shooter'

Major Bill Berry, commander of the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit, will be retiring in June.

Work begins on Slappey Boulevard

City crews raising valve covers on main street

Today’s work is scheduled at Slappey and Gillionville Road. Continuing south down Slappey, workers will be at Slappey and Broad Avenue on Thursday, and at Slappey and Oglethorpe Boulevard on Friday.

Dougherty budget includes funds to reopen Southside Library branch

Opening of Southside branch would 'close chapter' on system's library closures

Funding of around $200,000 for the reopening of the Southside Library branch is currently in Dougherty County’s FY 2016 budget.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - May 18-19, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 10 calls on Monday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

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Dougherty County Commission to reconsider light policy

County board could reinitiate lighting improvement program

Dougherty County commissioners OK a consumer price index increase in tipping fees at the county landfill.

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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.