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APD Chief Michael Persley: Hold me accountable

City Manager Sharon Subadan acknowledges further multimodal issues

Albany city commissioners get an update from Albany Police Department Chief Michael Persley during a commission work meeting.

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Municipal candidates get early jump on qualifying

Mayoral hopeful Henry Mathis denied civil, political rights restoration

All announced candidates for the Nov. 3 municipal election but one complete qualifying requirements on the first day.

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Dougherty County employees to get insurance rates cut

Insurance consultant recommends 7 percent cut in county employees' premiums

Dougherty County employees, who got their first pay raise in years starting in July, are also expected to see their insurance premiums cut.

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Regional IT group, city of Albany consider future

Rural telecommunications project has far-reaching impact

The time is rapidly approaching for city of Albany officials to determine whether they will continue their relationship with a federally-funded rural telecommunications project.

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Leadership Albany welcomes new class | PHOTO GALLERY

New Leadership Albany class begins program

A new crop of the Albany area’s best and brightest have begun the process of honing their leadership skills as Leadership Albany welcomed its newest class with a reception Thursday night at the Albany Museum of Art.

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Albany city manager announces employee raises at summit

Mayor Dorothy Hubbard introduces new Albany leaders at economic development gathering

Albany’s new city manager, police chief and fire chief address the public at an economic development summit.

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MCLB-Albany, LOGCOM hosts Media Day tour | PHOTO GALLERY

Tour included a look at Production Plant Albany

Officials at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany and Marine Corps Logistics Command hosted media representatives on a tour of the facilities on the installation Thursday morning.

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Albany officials differ on use of utility surplus funds | POLL

City manager says infrastructure upgrades should be part of strategic plan

Albany Utility Board member Chad Warbington’s suggestion that surplus funds be used for a rate cut or rebates is debated by City Manager Sharon Subadan.

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Mayor introducing new leaders

Subadan, Persley and Rowe to be featured at forum

Mayor Dorothy Hubbard is hosting a forum to let Albany residents learn more about City Manager Sharon Subadan, Police Chief Michael Persley and Albany Fire Chief Ron Rowe.

Albany city manager cuts off benefits to two because of ineligibility

Sharon Subadan says others who should not have been getting benefits were cut off in December

Albany’s city manager says all ineligible individuals have had city benefits discontinued. Only city employees and elected officials are eligible, city attorney says.

Cutts named Albany downtown manager

Former Community and Economic Development director returns to city government

Latoya Cutts has been named the city of Albany’s new downtown manager.

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Mayoral candidate Taylor to hold barbecue fundraiser

Challenger for Albany mayor's seat will talk to voters at Carter's Grill event

An announced challenger in the Albany mayoral race will hold a fundraiser Saturday at Carter’s Grill.

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Albany Mayor's forum to highlight new local leadership

Albany Mayor’s forum will introduce Subadan, Persley, Rowe to community

As part of her ongoing efforts to connect the community at large with the people and issues impacting the fortunes of the city, Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard has invited the community to come out and meet some of Albany’s newest leaders.

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Dougherty County Elections Board names Lonzie White chairman

Lonzie White replaces Bobby McKinney who recently resigned to pursue other interests

Dougherty County Elections Board Chairman Bobby McKinney, conducting his last meeting of the body on Wednesday, thanked the members for making his brief tenure enjoyable, then stepped out of his seat to pursue other options.

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Bobby McKinney to step down from county Elections Board

Community leader wants to help local politicians with their campaigns

Bobby McKinney has decided to resign his position as chairman of the Dougherty Board of Registration and Elections to help with local political campaigns.

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