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Lee County officials, sheriff confer on budget issues | VIDEO

The Lee County Commission chairman expects a resolution soon

The conflict began when County Manager Ron Rabun received an invoice of $18,340 for digital video recording equipment for the county jail. The expenditure was not included in this year’s budget. Rabun suggested the bill be paid from the sheriff’s drug forfeiture account, a move that was opposed by Rachals.

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Albany man sentenced for child abuse

Albany man to spend seven years in prison.

Jamie Durell Jackson is sentenced to 7 - 10 years for aggravated assault against a child

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Aug. 27, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 36 incidents on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

Albany man beaten and robbed

Albany officer witnesses armed robbery

An officer of the Albany Police Department happens on robbery in progress.

Albany-Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports -- Aug. 26, 2014

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

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 45 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and the early hours of Monday, available reports show.

Albany police respond to reported shootings, stabbing

Three hospitalized in aggravated assaults

Police officials said officers responded to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in regards to a possible stabbing at around 3 a.m. on Saturday. Upon arrival contact was made with Calvin Hunt, 51, who stated that he had been stabbed by someone.

Albany police respond to armed robberies, break-in

Weekend crime activity includes two armed robberies and a break-in at the Dukes, Edwards and Dukes office

The weekend ended with a pair of masked men, one with a gun, holding up a convenience store early Monday.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - Aug. 14-20, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Aug. 14 through 20.

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Police hope signs help deter Albany burglaries

APD gives no-cash signs to Albany businesses

The Albany Police Department starts their open and empt sign campaign to deter business burglaries.

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Human trafficking may be active in Albany

Sexual exploitation of children suspected in Albany

A Rotary International representative says human trafficking is likely happening in Albany.

Albany murder trial defendants found guilty

Jurors return guilty verdict in Albany murder trial

One defendant found is guilty of felony murder in Walter Phelps trial.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - August 23, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 19 incidents on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - Aug. 23, 2014

Tevin Tamoski Scott, 20, is wanted on a half-dozen charges, including assault and battery counts

Tevin Tamoski Scott is wanted on family violence battery charges and counts of aggravated assault, gang participation, fighting and having a weapon during the commission of a crime.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - August 22, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 31 incidents on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - August 21, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 16 incidents on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

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