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Judge Weaver released on $10K bail

Municipal Court Judge Willie Weaver posts $10,000 bail in connection with his arrest on a felony domestic assault charge.

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Dougherty County sheriff's deputies spread holiday cheer

'Shop with the Sheriff' provides a Merry Christmas for area youth

In what has become an annual tradition Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office deputies helped spread some important Christmas cheer Monday when they took area youth out “Shopping with the Sheriff.”

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Albany Almanac - Dec. 23, 2014

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

Saturday armed robbery reported in East Albany

Man reportedly robbed at gunpoint at Pilot station

A 46-year-old man flagged down an officer on the 200 block of West Oglethorpe Boulevard and reported that he was approached by three men and robbed at gunpoint while at the automated teller machine at the Pilot located at 310 Cordele Road.

Shootings reported in Albany over the weekend

Saturday and Sunday shootings result in one hospitalization

A home invasion and aggravated assault was reported at 605 N. Washington St. at 10:52 p.m. on Sunday. Officers responded to the address in reference to a shooting, and upon arrival, the officers made contact with James Jones, 49. He had a gunshot wound, police officials said.

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Bank robbery, shooting suspect turns himself in to Albany Police Department

Lashawn Moore, 35, turns himself in without incident

PeoplesSouth Bank at 701 N. Westover Blvd. was robbed shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday by a man who demanded money from a teller. Around the same time of the robbery, officers were dispatched to 409 Bennington Lane on reports of a probable gunshot victim and found a woman with at least two wounds.

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After two decades in Washington, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss bids D.C. adieu

Saxby Chambliss plans to practice law in metro Atlanta

Chambliss and his wife, Julianne, will be relocating from Moultrie to Atlanta where he will joining an as yet to be named law firm

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Albany Police Department still searching for wanted individuals

APD Gang Unit issues lookout for wanted men

The public is being asked to help law enforcement officials track down two wanted individuals who have remained at large.

Albany and Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec. 23, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County for Saturday, Sunday and Monday

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 48 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and the early hours of Monday, available reports show.

Stormy weather in Southwest Georgia should clear for Christmas

Up to 6 inches of rain expected; tornadoes possible

ALBANY — The weather may well be frightening Tuesday and into the early part of Christmas Eve, but not in the way suggested by the popular Christmas carol.

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Albany Recreation and Parks staff, volunteers honored

Special Olympics coordinator, others recognized for service to community

Staff and volunteers with the Albany Recreation and Parks department were honored with regional and statewide awards.

Bicyclist dies after impact with vehicle in Lee County

Bicyclist possibly under influence at time of U.S. 19 accident, police said

The cyclist hit the hood and windshield of a car before landing on the roadway at around 5:45 a.m Monday. He was pronounced dead at the scene, the Georgia State Patrol said.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - Dec. 11-17, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Dec. 11-17.

Hospitals cutting payrolls to cope with hard times

Biggest cuts come at two hospital systems in Columbus

The two Columbus companies have cut about 300 positions.

Medical grants being made available to Georgia children through UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation

Qualifying families can receive grants for medical expenses not covered by medical plan

Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant with a lifetime maximum of $10,000 per child to help pay for medical services and equipment such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids, officials say.

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Capitol Votes -- Week ending Dec. 18, 2014

Here is how Georgia’s congressional delegation voted for the seven ending Dec. 18.