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APD investigates armed robberies

Two armed robberies were reported in Albany within a few hours of each other Monday morning.

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APD responds to suspect pursuit, reported shootings

An Albany man was taken to a local hospital after backing into a tree during his pursuit of a theft suspect.

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Marine sergeant killed in motorcycle crash

Sgt. Ronald Nabors Jr. was killed after running into the passenger side of a semitruck Sunday.

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'Real Communities' looking to establish roots in Albany

A GCDD initiative currently gaining ground works to bring together those with and without developmental disabilities to act collectively on community issues.

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Summer call made for 'gift of life'

Officials with the American Red Cross say that O-negative, A-negative and B-negative are the blood types especially needed right now.

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Discovery reopened in Thompson suit

The discovery period in a case Dr. Corleen Thompson filed last year has been reopened through Dec. 31.

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Military honored at Rise 'n' Shine

Four Marines are given special honors at an Albany Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting.

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Residency program welcomes Class of 2016

Efforts have been made recently to bring in 400 new medical residency slots into Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal says.

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Police/Fire/EMS report June 25, 2013

APD responds to at least 32 incidents.

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Phoebe considers applicants, delineation of privileges

Five new medical staff applicants are being considered for employment at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, a credentialing report shows.

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Two pedestrians hit; one killed

Albany police are seeking help from the public in a forgery case.

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FTC, Phoebe case may be moving toward settlement

A recent order from an administrative law judge notes there is a reasonable possibility of a settlement in the case involving the former Palmyra Medical Center.

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Chamber breakfast to honor military

The purpose of an upcoming Chamber program is to honor those who are serving or have served in the armed forces.

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Opting for prevention rather than a cure

A woman who has a BRCA mutation usually also has a breast cancer risk of at least 80 percent, experts say.

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‘Put Your Foot Down’ campaign begins

There were roughly 150 deaths in Southwest Georgia associated with diabetes in 2011, statistics show.

‘Riding for a Cure’ health fair slated for Saturday

There were 14 Dougherty County deaths in 2011 associated with HIV/AIDS, statistics show.

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United Way preparing for 2013 campaign

The United Way of Southwest Georgia is set to kick off its campaign in September.

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Police/Fire/EMS - June 18, 2013

Albany police respond to at least 57 incidents.

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One dead, two injured in Ashburn shooting

Joshua McKelvin, 33, was taken into custody in connection to a fatal shooting that occurred in Ashburn late Sunday.

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Restoring hope through rehabilitation

The inpatient rehabilitation services for Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and Phoebe North were combined last year.

Senior health report indicates disparities

Smoking and food insecurity are among the challenges Georgia's senior citizens are facing.

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Charge changed at Naval Branch Health Clinic

Lt. Cmdr. Mike Bristol is now the head of the Naval Branch Health Clinic aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany.

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Kay Hind wins Lifetime Achievement Award

The executive director of the SOWEGA Council on Aging recently received honors from the Georgia Aging Network.

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Phoebe men's health conference scheduled

Sixty-three deaths related to high blood pressure were recorded within the Southwest Public Health District in 2011.

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Behavioral Health Crisis Center coming to Thomas County

Officials say a new behavioral health crisis center is expected to bring 58 new jobs to Thomas County.

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Phoebe Board, Hospital Authority discuss legal matters

Legal consultation was the single agenda item for two special called meetings at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

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Miller sheriff's death remains under investigation

Miller County Sheriff H.E. "Buddy" Glass was found dead near a pond at his home Saturday morning.

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Police/Fire/EMS June 11, 2013

APD responds to at least 77 incidents.

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LOGCOM’s Hudson reflects on Albany

Maj. Gen. Chuck Hudson came to his post at Marine Corps Logistics Command from Camp Pendleton, Calif., in July 2011.

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‘Fireproof’ writers slated to release book for parents

Released in 2008, Sherwood Pictures’ “Fireproof” brought in a worldwide gross of $33.4 million over 18 weeks.

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LOGCOM set for new commanding general

Brig. Gen. John Broadmeadow will formally assume command of Marine Corps Logistics Command in late July.

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Hospital Authority, Phoebe agree to halt integration of Phoebe North pending administrative trial

Phoebe officials have agreed to maintain the viability of Phoebe North until the completion of a full administrative trial on the merits and all related appeals.

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Phoebe approves its Form 990

Documentation shows that Phoebe had a total of $675.9 million in assets at the end of the tax year which concluded in July 2012.

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Data allow for comparison to Phoebe prices

Data recently released by the federal government indicate that pricing for many procedures at Phoebe is lower than state and national averages.

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Saturday incidents leave two hospitalized

Two victims were in fair condition at an Albany hospital Monday after two separate incidents over the weekend, officials say.

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Husband charged in wife's death

A 35-year-old woman was fatally wounded following a domestic dispute with her husband on Sunday, police say.

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Officials’ sights still set on expanding at Phoebe North

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital now functions as a regional perinatal center that serves 22 counties, officials say.

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Police/Fire/EMS - June 4, 2013

Albany police respond to at least 65 incidents.

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Deaf teenager excels in the world of sound

Approximately three out of every 1,000 babies are born with some sort of hearing loss, officials say.

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MCLB-Albany hosts Pursuit Youth Expo

Some workshops that took place this week at a youth conference on MCLB featured professional leaders hosting interactive discussions.

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Megan’s House receives donation

Easter Seals has been seeking 12 businesses or organizations to give to the ‘’Friends of Megan’s House” campaign.

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Furlough letters go out to MCLB employees

Guidelines call for most employees to be furloughed up to 16 hours per pay period for 11 consecutive weeks.

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SWGA celebrates Memorial Day

Various entities from Albany and throughout Southwest Georgia coordinated observances in remembrance during the Memorial Day weekend.

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Police/Fire/EMS - May 28, 2013

Albany police respond to at least 63 incidents.

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Phoebe, area schools celebrate HealthTeacher

The HealthTeacher program is in more than 100 schools in a 16-county area of Southwest Georgia.

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Connelly named GCDD vice chair

A 26-member agency established new leadership recently by electing two executive officers and three members at-large.

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Needs assessment to go before Phoebe Putney Hospital board

Maternal and child health is among the priority items identified through a community needs assessment recently conducted at Phoebe Putney Hospital.

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Water main rupture sends MCLB workers home Thursday

MCLB-Albany has a severe drop in water pressure Thursday following the rupture of a water main.

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Albany, Southwest Georgia jobless rates move downward

A county-by-county breakdown from the Labor Department shows that Dougherty County had an unemployment rate of 9.5 percent in April.

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Southwestern State Hospital to close Dec. 31

There are about 600 employees currently at the Southwestern State Hospital in Thomasville.