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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Luncheon educates on diabetes, Medicare coverage
Available statistics show that there were 44 deaths in Dougherty County in 2011 in relation to diabetes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Suspect takes cash from Dollar General on Radium Springs Road
Witnesses to an armed robbery say a Dollar General employee was forced at gunpoint to hand over cash before the suspect fled from the scene on Thursday evening.
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.
Public safety roundup for Albany-Dougherty County from Thursday
The Albany Police Department responded to at least 22 incidents on Thursday, available reports show.
Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County on Tuesday and into Wednesday
The Albany Police Department responded to at least eight incidents on Tuesday, available reports show.
Pastor, Albany Police Department employees acknowledged at Albany City Commission meeting
Sgt. Kawaski Barnes, named the Albany Police Office of the Year, was recognized by city officials for his efforts in organizing events and dedication to his duties as a police officer, a nomination letter on him reads.
State patrol investigates fatal wreck near Moultrie
Failure to stop at a stop sign results in a 21-year-old motorist being killed in a crash Tuesday evening, officials with the Georgia State Patrol said.
Albany hospital officials hosting event Saturday to promote cardiac health
Proceeds from an upcoming Zumbathon will benefit Phoebe Foundation in support of cardiac services at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, coordinators say.
Cigarettes are believed to be the source for the Albany fatal fire
Seven people living in an East Albany home, including one fatality and one burn injury, were the victims of a structure fire in East Albany around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, reports show.
No injuries reported in Saturday incidents
As of Monday, no arrests had been made in two incidents the Albany Police Department responded to Saturday, police officials say.