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Family of Kendrick Johnson visits Albany State University

The family of Valdosta teen who died last year visits as part of Criminal Justice Week

The argument that justice has not been properly served to the family of a deceased teenager was presented at Albany State on Wednesday at a program including his family and their attorney.

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Lopez Hospice Golf Classic kicks off today

Annual golf event hosted by LPGA Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez benefits Albany Community Hospice

Tournament proceeds benefit medical, emotional and spiritual programs and services offered through Albany Community Hospice and the Willson Hospice House for patients needing palliative or end-of-life care and their families, officials say.

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Former Sylvester elementary school burglarized Friday

Two arrested for removing items from old school

All the items stolen from a former elementary school were recovered after two individuals were arrested for breaking into the building on Friday, police officials say.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS — April 22, 2014

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

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 35 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and into the early hours of Monday, available reports show.

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Chief medical officer at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital resigns

Doug Patten accepts position with Georgia Hospital Association

Dr. Frank Middleton is temporarily filling the role of chief medical officer following the resignation of Dr. Doug Patten earlier this month, officials a Phoebe say.

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Sumter County deputy arrested on drug charges

William David Graham arrested Monday without incident

Possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug related objects and one count of violation of oath of office are among the charges an Americus deputy faces following his arrest.

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On the Job with Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital VP of Emergency Services Victor Garcia

Sit down with director of emergency services at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital

A new addition to the staff at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital speaks of his passion for the health care field and his desire to be able to meet John F. Kennedy.

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On the Job with Julie Miller

A question-and-answer session with Southwest Health District Emergency Preparedness Director Julie Miller

Julie Miller works with various partner agencies throughout a 14-county area to ensure all the proper resources are in place when a disaster strikes.

Affordable Care Act navigators to be in Southwest Georgia through March 8

Workshops for those wanting to enroll in health insurance marketplace ongoing

More opportunities are coming for those in Southwest Georgia needing help to enroll in the health insurance marketplace.

Albany police respond to aggravated assault, armed robbery

One hospitalized following assault at south Albany convenience store

The case of an armed robbery that took place on Westwood Drive on Wednesday afternoon remains active, Albany police say.

Albany-Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS -- Feb. 28, 2014

Public safety roundup for Wednesday and early Thursday

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 26 incidents on Wednesday and into early Thursday morning, available reports show.

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Woman dies in Albany apartment complex shooting

Shakelia P. Williams, 31, was found Thursday with a gunshot wound at Westwind Apartments

The Albany Police Department was called to the scene of a shooting to find a woman, about 30 years of age, dead from a gunshot wound.

Former Lee County business owner, father face sentencing in federal court

Brad Heard Jr., Brad Heard Sr. face sentencing in connection with loan fraud scheme

Brad Heard Sr. entered a guilty plea and his son, Brad Heard Jr., admitted to one charge of commission or gifts for procuring a loan in connection to loan fraud allegations they were indicted for in 2012.

Flint RiverQuarium sponsoring newspaper and duct tape art contest

Events and art contests for school children coming to Albany aquarium next month

Children are being encouraged to show their artistic flair by designing and entering a fish, turtle or bird made of newspaper and duct tape in the RiverQuarium’s upcoming Duct Tape Derby.

Americus man killed in Sumter County crash

Man dies after motorcycle collides with pickup Saturday evening

Gregory Leonard, 53, of Roswell faces a driving under the influence charge after his involvement a fatal accident in Sumter County over the weekend, officials with the Georgia State Patrol say.

Albany-Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS - Feb. 25, 2014

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

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 20 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and into the early hours of Monday, available reports show.

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Albany police investigate robbery, aggravated assault

Restaurant robbed, shooting reported Saturday

An attempted robbery on North Slappey Boulevard and an aggravated assault involving a young child were responded to by the Albany Police Department on Saturday, reports show.

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Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital reviewing medical staff applicants

Several physicians, mid-level applicants look to join staff at Albany hospital

Three physicians are looking to come onboard to treat patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, two of whom are connected to Georgia Regents University.

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SOWEGA Council on Aging hosts luncheon on diabetes awareness

Luncheon educates on diabetes, Medicare coverage

Available statistics show that there were 44 deaths in Dougherty County in 2011 in relation to diabetes.

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Big projects coming at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany

OUTLOOK 2014: Albany Marine base continuing with green intiatives in 2014

A biomass project with Procter and Gamble are among the possible projects that are anticipated to get started this year at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany.

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Phoebe North focus for Phoebe Putney Health System in 2014

OUTLOOK 2014: Plans remain to establish womens and childrens center

While exact figures are not yet clear, the conversion of Phoebe North into a womens and childrens center is expected to be in the eight-figure range.

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital to host blood drive on Thursday

Blood drive to be held in Tower 1 of Albany hospital

In late January, a call was made for blood donations after weather-related events resulted in a shortage of supply.

Monday wreck kills one in Tift County

Charges pending in fatal wreck

A 58-year-old man was killed after being involved in a head on collison Monday morning, state patrol officials said.

Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning investigating Lee County daycare

Officials investigating incident of child being left in van Friday afternoon

A 4-year-old boy was left on a van at Wee Kare on Spanish Court for nearly two hours on Friday, officials from the Lee County Sheriffs Office said.

Albany-Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports — Feb. 18, 2014

Public safety roundup for Saturday, Sunday and Monday

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 54 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and into the early hours of Monday, available reports show.

Woman hospitalized following south Albany shooting

Albany police investigating early Sunday shooting

A 35-year-old woman was sent to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital after a shooting on Gadsden Drive over the weekend, police officials say.

Albany police respond to weekend wrecks

Three separate wrecks from over the weekend result in multiple injuries

One of the accidents reported over the weekend involved a 55-year-old woman striking a house, reports show.

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Marine Depot Maintenance Command colonel working to unite command

MDMC commander outlines goals for production plants in California, Albany

Col. Jeffrey Hooks is commanding officer of Marine Depot Maintenance Command, which was established as a result of the 2012 consolidation of production plants in Barstow, Calif. and Albany.

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Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment ceremony returning to Albany Marine base

Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany gearing up to host ceremonial units

The U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment is coming back to MCLB-Albany after budget cuts forced the 2013 ceremony to be cancelled.

Affordable Care Act workshop to be held in Albany Saturday

Albany residents to receive help in applying for health insurance coverage

Several workshops on how to apply for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act exchange marketplace are being held ahead of the March 31 deadline, including one at the Albany Civic Center.

Cancer Coalition of South Georgia fundraiser brings in more than $50,000

Former Hope Ball deemed a success

More than 300 people attended a cancer research and prevention fundraiser earlier this month in downtown Albany.

Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County elects officers, reviews accrediation update

Hospital Authority conducts first meeting of the year

Ralph Rosenberg and Dr. Chuck Lingle are maintaining their positions as chair and vice chair of the Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County.

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Lee County farmers donate to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Winnings from Americas Farmers allow for donation to Albany hospital

As a way to give back for the help their daughter received at the Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital NICU, a couple from Lee County recently made a donation through funds received by an advocacy program that celebrates the nations farmers.

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Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany recognizes Black History Month

Retired educator, community service advocate visits Albany Marine base

Geraldine West Hudley took the podium at MCLB-Albany on Tuesday to encourage others to let their light shine.

Albany-Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports — Feb. 11, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County.

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 34 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and into the early hours of Monday, available reports show.

Arrest made in Camilla fatal shooting

Police apprehend 21-year-old man in connection to fatal shooting

Police responded to the scene of a shooting Saturday evening to find a 21-year-old man lying in a driveway with multiple gunshot wounds, authorities said.

Arrests made in west Albany apartment shooting

Multiple charges filed in connection to Saturday shooting on Gillionville Road

A 20-year-old was injured in a shooting over the weekend stemming from a home invasion, Albany police officials say.

Two assualt incidents remain under investigation

Victims hospitalized Sunday with bullet, pellet wounds

Two shooting victims ended up at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital on Sunday, one of whom was reportedly struck while driving through downtown Albany, police officails said.

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Child abuse program introduced in Southwest Georgia

Voice Today founder shares personal story, resources

Roughly one in four girls and one in six boys will become victims of child abuse before they turn 18, prevention advocates say.

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Girl Talk organization still thriving

Albany-based program continuing to grow

Established in 2002 on the campus of Deerfield-Windsor School, Girl Talk is currently maintaining a national and international presence.

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Phoebe Putney Health System nears $1 million in voluntary payments in lieu of taxes

Health system makes payments to help maintain tax base

In December, there was a payment made of $628,653 made to make up for the lost ad valorem tax for Palmyra Medical Center, now Phoebe North, being taken off the tax rolls, officials at Phoebe Putney Health System said.

Albany-Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports — Feb. 5, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany-Dougherty County from Monday and early Tuesday

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 18 incidents on Monday and into the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

Armed robbers hit West Albany business on Monday

Two individuals rob beauty shop

An undisclosed amount of money was taken from U.S. Beauty Mart on West Broad Avenue on Monday evening, available reports show.

Charges filed in downtown Albany shooting

Early Monday drive-by shooting results in multiple injuries

A suspect was arrested after a drive-by shooting in downtown Albany before 3 a.m. on Monday resulted in three people being treated for injuries, police said.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS — Feb. 4, 2014

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

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 21 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and into the early hours of Monday, available reports show.

Scams posing as law enforcement, work from home advertisements

Albany police warn people of recently reported financial crimes

Work from home advertisements posted on Craigslist and individuals claiming to be from the Dougherty County Police Department demanding money are among the most recent scams to be seen in the area, police officials said.

Police respond to south Albany vehicle hijacking

Trio robs man of vehicle late Saturday

Three males approached a victim at gunpoint, demanding him to get out of his car at around 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, Albany police officials say.

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General at Marine Corps Logistics Command continuing mission, shares vision

LOGCOM general sits down to share guidance for command

Maj. Gen. John Broadmeadow is the current commanding general of Marine Corps Logistics Command, having come into the post in July.

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Eight arrests made in Lee County drug bust

Year-long investigation results in several drug arrests

A drug investigation began in Lee County after complaints came in that drugs sales were taking place in broad daylight, officials with the Lee County Sheriffs Office say.

Albany-Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports — Feb. 1, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany-Dougherty County from Thursday

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 22 incidents on Thursday, available reports show.

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