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Phoebe committee reviews medical staff applicants

The Phoebe medical staff takes looks into a physician applicant's qualifications before appointments are made.

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Denial of convicted murderer's motion upheld

Calvin Sessions was found guilty of multiple charges, including murder, by a Dougherty County jury in 1997.

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Albany cancer study to be presented in Canada

Statistics show that about 3,010 new cases of bone cancer will be diagnosed in 2013, resulting in about 1,440 deaths.

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Terrell deputy involved in April chase resigns

Eddie Streeter crashed his motorcycle in Albany following a chase that was initiated in Terrell County, reports show.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for May 18, 2013

Albany police respond to at least 40 incidents

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Lottery fever heating up in Southwest Georgia

The jackpot for tonight's Powerball was estimated Friday at $600 million, the largest in the game's history.

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Cardio team leader named Nurse of the Year

Patricia Kennedy, who works on Phoebe’s cardiology floor, has been with the hospital for seven years.

Cardio team leader named Phoebe's Nurse of the Year

Patricia Kennedy, who works on Phoebe's cardiology floor, has been with the hospital for seven years.

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Temporary restraining order issued in FTC/Phoebe case

The integration of Phoebe North is temporarily being ceased per an order from U.S. District Judge Louis Sands.

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Early prevention encouraged with West Nile

Heavy West Nile activity was reported last year, with 19 cases present in the 14-county Southwest Public Health District, the CDC says.

Building Bridges confab scheduled for May 21

A number of immunization advocates will be in Albany later this month for a conference at Chehaw.

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Phoebe eyes distribution center

The rehab facilities at Phoebe North currently have 66 licensed beds, 25 of which are currently operating, officials say.

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Webinar to educate on dangers of leaving children in vehicles

Available data shows that more than half of heat stroke deaths result from a distracted caregiver leaving a child in their vehicle.

APD responds to armed robberies

The Albany Police Department is investigating two armed robberies from early Sunday, reports show.

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King Cotton Horse Show set

More than 40 classes of horses are expected to participate in an upcoming horse show in Edison.

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Lee County woman given new lease on life

About a month ago, a Lee County woman was electrocuted while helping her husband prepare their boat for sail.

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RiverQuarium looks for boost from school group attendance

Slightly less than 3,000 schoolchildren attended the Flint RiverQuarium in April.

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Deerfield-Windsor student wins Congressional Art Competition

Abbie Hutchins of Deerfield-Windsor School will have a piece of her artwork displayed in Washington, D.C.

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Phoebe introduces new chief compliance officer

Audrey Pike joined Phoebe Putney Health System in June 2011 and was promoted to her current position two weeks ago.

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MCG Southwest Campus honors Class of 2013

Dr. Phillip Allen of Albany is recognized by the Medical College of Georgia Southwest Campus at a dinner.

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APD investigates three Sunday shootings

Shootings were reported on Flintlock Drive, Avalon Avenue and Marie Road in Albany on Sunday.

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Police/Fire/EMS - April 30, 2013

Albany police respond to at least 55 incidents.

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Woman dies in Sunday fire

At least two fatal fires have been reported in Sumter County since late December.

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Albany police issue lookout

An Albany man is wanted for questioning in reference to a burglary that occurred on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

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Bookbag prompts evacuation of Darton building

A black bookbag found in a men's restroom disrupts final exams at Darton State College for roughly an hour.

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'Faces of Freedom' gaining ground

Southern Ag Carriers is expected to be among the backers of a wounded veterans program that is beginning to gain ground in Georgia.

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'Rhythm, Rides & Ribs' set for May 11

The Albany Fire Department is hosting an event at Sam's Club to raise funds for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

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Cancer Coalition, SOWEGA-AHEC to sponsor webinar

A faculty member from Emory University is expected to be the speaker at a webinar regarding decision-making during the early stages of prostate cancer.

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Albany Tech student wins state GOAL award

As the 2013 Student of the Year and state GOAL winner, Albany Tech's AAmir Greene will serve as the TCSG's student ambassador throughout the year.

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Fundraising work continues for Senior Life Enrichment Center

The Senior Life Enrichment Center being constructed for the SOWEGA Council on Aging is set to be complete at the end of November.

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Author aims to inspire REAL Boys, REAL Men

REAL Boys, REAL Men has been established by an Albany teacher to mentor to at-risk elementary school boys.

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Teaching garden comes full circle

A garden was established at an Albany elementary school to help improve childrens' attitudes about fruits and vegetables.

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'Equality for All' focus of Law Day banquet

Lawyers and judges from the Albany area meet to observe Law Day, which officially falls on May 1.

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Two arrested, one injured in brawl

Angel Wheeler and Quantivous Thomas were arrested following a stabbing that lead to a brawl at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

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Albany shooting victim dies

Herbert Williams Jr. is now the fourth person to die as a result of a shooting in Albany this year.

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Police/Fire/EMS - April 23, 2013

Albany police respond to at least 41 incidents.

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Southwest Georgia fighting battle against childhood obesity

Once ranked second nationally in terms of our obese child population, Georgia now ranks 17th nationally.

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Public health pushing campaign for infant immunizations

National Infant Immunization Week runs through Saturday.

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Albany Chorale plans ‘Missa Brevis’ concert

The Albany Chorale's Sunday concert will be the group's last for this season.

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Phoebe dedicates new pavers

Dozens of bricks have been purchased in the past year in honor or in memory of someone in the Phoebe Paver Project.

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MCLB-Albany celebrates unity

Musical performances were offered by at least two area schools at a multicultural celebration aboard MCLB-Albany on Thursday.

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Assault on officer among weekend incidents

An Albany Police Department officer was struck in the knee by a suspect’s vehicle.

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Parties moving toward administrative hearings

An administrative hearing concerning the contested acquisition of the former Palmyra Medical Center is set to begin at 10 a.m. on Aug. 5.

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Police/Fire/EMS - April 16, 2013

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 68 incidents Saturday, Sunday and into the early hours of Monday.

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Dougherty murder conviction upheld

John Dodson Jr. was convicted in 2008 of murdering his neighbor, 82-year-old Willie Wright Sr.

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German cyclist stops in, tours Albany during ride across U.S.

Levin Lessman has been riding his bicycle across the United States since August.

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Phoebe initiates child life program

On average, the child life specialist at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital sees 12 patients a day on the pediatric floor alone.

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Patty Woodall, Hospice director, retiring today

Patty Woodall has worked for Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital for 26 years, heading up the hospice program since 1991.

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'Let's Make a Bid' set for Sunday

For the first time in its 28-year history, the Albany Museum of Art fundraiser also is offering an online auction.

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FTC files new motions to stop merger of hospitals (UPDATE with FTC response)

An administrative trial on the merits of the acquisition of the former Palmyra Medical Center is scheduled to begin Aug. 5.