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Project One transition ongoing at Phoebe Putney Health System

Electronic health records system went live within Phoebe Putney hospitals on Oct. 1

Officials said that at the beginning of the Meditech system going live, there were 1,000 calls a day coming into the around-the-clock command center at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Vehicle registration renewal notices delayed; renewal deadlines remain

State vendor gums up vehicle registration renewal works, officials say

Vehicle registration renewal notices in the state are being delayed due to a vendor’s inability to fulfill its contractual obligation. Vehicles’ registration still must be renewed by regular deadline.

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Albany Utility Board recommends $1.6 million in purchases

Albany City Commission to consider previously delayed purchases of equipment, materials

The Albany Utility Board voted to recommend that the Albany City Commission approve $1.6 million in purchases.

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Lane Rosen's confidence grows during mayoral campaign

Challenger says he understands issues that impact all sectors of Albany

Businessman/mayoral candidate Lane Rosen says people throughout the city are responding to his campaign message.

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Albany City Manager Sharon Subadan: SGRITA has borne fruit

Albany officials say rural telecommunications collective is set to launch

Albany City Manager Sharon Subadan notes forward movement on the rural SGRITA collective and on development of the downtown Albany Heights building.

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Chris Cohilas named to educational collaborative board

Dougherty Commission selects chairman to be part of education initiative

Meeting a request by Dougherty County School System Superintendent Butch Mosely, the Dougherty County Commission selects its chairman, Chris Cohilas, to serve on a city/county education initiative board.

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Monday final day to register to vote in November Albany city elections

Commissioners Jon Howard, Tommie Postell returning to board unchallenged

Voter registration and address changes for the Nov. 3 Albany municipal elections ends Monday afternoon. Positions of mayor and Ward IV commisioners will be decided.

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Downtown Albany fountain brought back to life

Downtown Albany fountain dormant more than four years

It may not have registered to many frequent visitors to downtown Albany until they saw and heard something different late this week. The fountain that stands in front of the Dougherty County Government Building on Pine Avenue has been turned back on.

Albany-Dougherty Planning grants variance, special approval

Commission allows horses on 4.8-acre site, approval for church expansion

The Albany-Dougherty Planning Commission votes to grant a variance that will allow a family to keep horses on a 4.8-acre site and special approval for a church to expand.

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Anthony Jones, Albany-Dougherty leaders to host health fair/public safety event

Emergency, medical personnel to take part in weekend gathering

District 6 Dougherty County Commissioner Anthony Jones will host a community health fair and public safety event Saturday.

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Albany City Commissioner Roger Marietta plans campaign rally

Candidate meet-and-greet part of Thursday-night campaign rally

Incumbent City Commissioner Roger Marietta will host a campaign rally/meet-and-greet.

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Albany candidates take off their kid gloves

Local politicians stop playing nice in month before municipal election

Candidate accusations and counter-accusations pop up in the final month before the Albany municipal election.

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Travel marketing study: Albany tourism investment needed

Travel study praises Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau and staff

A recent study conducted by Randall Travel Marketing indicates that while Albany and Dougherty County have a plethora of unique features and attractions making it desirable to visitors, failure to invest properly in facilities and in the downtown will hinder future tourism revenue.

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Is legalized pari-mutuel betting on horses in Georgia nearing the starting gate?

Two Georgia Horse Racing Coalition execs make their pitch during an informal Albany town hall meeting

Legalizing pari-mutuel betting in Georgia, which would allow for a horse racing track to be built, has floated around the state Capitol like the fabled Lost Dutchman for nearly a decade. And, like the Dutchman, it is rarely seen, but its presence is always felt.

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FERC gets an earful from Sabal Trail pipeline opponents

More than 200 show up for public hearing at Albany Civic Center

A sometimes passionate, sometimes angry crowd offers comments on the Sabal Trail pipeline at a public hearing in Albany.


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