News for Monday, March 30, 2015

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Central Services department carries huge responsibilities

Department responsible for Albany/Dougherty Procurement, Fleet Management, Materials Management

The Albany/Dougherty County Central Services department supplies pencils, buildings, vehicles … and everything in between.

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Blood donation opportunities upcoming in Albany

Blood donors encouraged to roll up sleeves during National Volunteer Month

Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions, and more are being encouraged by the American Red Cross to join the ranks.

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Health rankings report shows how Southwest Georgia fares

Rankings report released by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute

The rankings are a snapshot comparing the health of nearly every county in the nation. The local level data allows each state to see how its counties compare on 30 factors influencing health including education, housing, violent crime, jobs, diet and exercise.

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Albany City Clerk Sonja Tolbert named president of state organization

City official pushes education for employees she calls 'backbone' of city government

Albany City Clerk Sonja Tolbert is named president of the 400-member Georgia Municipal Clerks & Finance Officers Association.

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Distractions for teen drivers worse than previously thought

Albany traffic officers say teen drivers too distracted

A study by AAA and the University of Iowa finds teen driver distractions to be four times worse than earlier believed.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - March 17-26, 2015

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty County Environmental Health Offices March 17 through 26.

Dougherty County Jail Report - March 19-25, 2015

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail March 19-25.

ALBANY BIRTHS: March 15 - 24, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital March 15-24, 2015.

Albany Area Community Calendar - March 29-April 6, 2015

A weekly calendar of civic club and organization meetings, reunions, volunteering opportunities, classes and seminars, and other notices.

The Albany Area Community Calendar is published Sundays. To have your item included, email southview@albanyherald.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday before Sunday publication.

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Squawk of the Day - March 30, 2015

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to see what everyone is squawking about!

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Blood donation opportunities upcoming in Albany

Blood donors encouraged to roll up sleeves during National Volunteer Month

Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions, and more are being encouraged by the American Red Cross to join the ranks.

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Central Services department carries huge responsibilities

Department responsible for Albany/Dougherty Procurement, Fleet Management, Materials Management

The Albany/Dougherty County Central Services department supplies pencils, buildings, vehicles … and everything in between.

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Guitars and Golf country music concert set Friday

Guitars and Golf to feature Highway 55, Cole Taylor and Adam Sanders

In what could also be called country concert for a cause, next weekend’s Guitars and Golf fundraiser will feature three country music talents coming together to help raise money for a good cause.

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Albany birdwatching enthusiasts set to flock to Gulf Coast

Albany Audubon Society heading south in April to greet migrating birds

The Albany Audubon Society is preparing for its annual spring field trip to the Gulf Coast to spot birds migtating north from their winter homes in South and Central America.

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Nesting Atlanta falcons viewable online

The falcons are nesting more than 50 stories above downtown Atlanta

The Atlanta falcons are can be seen on live video, but these are not the ones with the footballs and they’re not just seen on Sundays.

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Camilla woman charged with assault on police officer

Albany police say Demetra Denise Butler knocked down a police officer with her car last month

Demetra Denise “Dee” Butler, 29, of Camilla, has been charged in connection with a traffic stop in which police say she was the driver of an auto that struck and knocked down Albany Police Officer Brad Young on Feb. 2.

Three teenagers charged in connection to Albany armed robbery

Teens charged with armed robbery in connection to Wednesday incident

The suspects, ages 14, 16 and 17, are accused of going into a north Albany convenience store at around 1:15 a.m. on Wednesday with their faces covered and taking cash from the store, police said.

Two face misdemeanor charges in Sylvester Road Elementary School theft

Two face misdemeanor charges in Sylvester Road Elementary School theft

Dougherty County School Police lodge misdemeanor theft charges against two custodians

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Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital committee looks over medical staff applicants

Five physicians looking to gain privileges at Albany hospital

The Professional Affairs Committee serves as liaison between the medical staff and the hospital’s full board and handles matters relating to applications for medical staff membership. The committee is also meant to watch over and report to the board on matters of quality and safety within the hospital.

Albany and Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports - March 28-30, 2015

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.

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CHRIS CLARK: 'Finish the drill' on Georgia transportation funding

GUEST COLUMN: Ensuring efficient, safe transportation has long been a priority for the Georgia Chamber

Without a significant increase in dedicated, annual transportation funding, our state will not be able to keep up with necessary road repairs or build the projects needed to enhance mobility.

George Edward Daniel

George Edward Daniel

Dennis Lynwood Wade

Dennis Lynwood Wade

Allean Earnest Alday

Allean Earnest Alday

Wilma Register Brickle

Wilma Register Brickle

Mamie Stanford Davis

Mamie Stanford Davis

Margaret Lynn Zimmerman Vinson

Margaret Lynn Zimmerman Vinson

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