Missing fugitive caught without incident
Bobby Smith had been missing from the Albany Transitional Center since Nov. 17.
Officials using National Influenza Vaccination Week to promote flu prevention
Since the holiday travel period gives an opportunity for disease to circulate, the public is being encouraged to get their flu shots before opening their gifts this Christmas.
Holiday events ongoing at aquarium through Dec. 21
Crafting of animal gifts and the construction of gingerbread houses are among the holiday events remaining at the Flint RiverQuarium through the weekend before Christmas Day.
Annual event to benefit Children's Miracle Network now in 26th year
A 5K and 10K run, a one-mile fun walk and a toddler trot are among the events taking place Saturday as part of the Jingle Bell Jog event in downtown Albany.
Figures from previous fiscal year presented to hospital finance committee, full board
A summary on community benefits figures from Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital shows there was $285 million spent by the hospital on that function during the last fiscal year, available balance sheets show.
Civic club gets an overview of youth programs the law enforcement agency offers
There are more than a dozen youth intervention programs conducted by the Dougherty County Sheriffs Office ranging from mild to aggressive in nature.
Public safety roundup for the Albany-Dougherty County area from the weekend and into Monday
The Albany Police Department responded to at least 35 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and into the early hours of Monday, available reports show.
Reastgo Holmes sentenced to probation for pandering
A former Westover High School teacher, convicted last month of pandering, has been sentenced to two decades of probation and must register as a sex offender per an order that came down in Dougherty Superior Court on Monday.
Girl Scouts hosting holiday drop-in event for supporters, community leaders
A holiday event set for Thursday will highlight the accomplishments of the Girl Scouts in Albany.
Husband and wife detained after the husband fired shots toward police
No injuries were reported after a 39-year-old man fired shots toward several Albany law enforcement officers on Nov. 23, reports show.
Escapee spotted this morning by Oak Hill Dairy Farm
Bobby Smith has been missing since he failed to report back to the Albany Transition Center prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Long-time Albany resident and developmental disabilities advocate to give presentation Wednesday
Tom Connelly, Albany resident and rehabiliation employment specialist for the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, has conducted more than 300 presentations on brain injury and compensatory learning strategies.
Cancer screening program based in Albany receives national recognition
Cancer Coalition of South Georgia was selected as one of the top three organizations to receive national recognition from the Mutual of America Foundation and a $25,000 grant.
Check presented to breast health center following Oct. 12 walk
Nearly $900 was raised from a walk conducted at Chehaw Park last month in support of breast cancer treatment and research.
Georgia Department of Labor announces metro rates for October
An increase in new layoffs and an increase in the number of unemployed residents contributed to a bump in the jobless rate in Albany and Southwest Georgia in October, labor officials say.
Police roundup for Albany-Dougherty County from Wednesday and early Thursday
The Albany Police Department responded to at least 27 incidents on Wednesday and into the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.
Some with Albany public safety and non-profit agencies provide service on the holiday
While many people are spending time with their families on Thanksgiving, others are sacrificing their time to help make the Albany communtiy a better place.
Luncheon for youngsters, Dougherty County Sheriff's Office participants from Beyond Scared Straight program
Event honors participants from recent television program filmed at Dougherty County Jail
Testimony was given Monday regarding the impact the Beyond Scared Straight program has had on a group of youngsters over the summer.
Pitt Stop hit by armed robber Saturday
About $300 in cash was stolen from a convenience store in East Albany on Saturday evening, police officials say.
Police respond to aggravated assault, criminal trespass incident on Harvest Lane
A shooting at a house party early Saturday left one victim injured and several vehicles damaged, police say.
Albany and Dougherty County public safety roundup from the weekend and into Monday
The Albany Police Department responded to at least 52 incidents Saturday, Sunday and into the early hours of Monday, available reports show.
Agency working in more than 30 counties to expand health care career opportunities
SOWEGA-AHEC has been working for roughly 23 years in more than 30 counties to expand health care education and career opportunities from kindergarten through post-medical school.
Students from three schools get Thanksgiving dinners from Albany Marines
Mentors in Action, or MIA, is partnered with three Albany schools to provide mentorship opportunities to students.
Update on new center and annual report presented at SOWEGA Council on Aging meeting
Officials say the SOWEGA Council on Aging Senior Life Enrichment Center is expected to be occupied by mid-January.
Child psychiatrist from Atlanta gives overview on austism
Officials with the Babies Cant Wait program based in Albany say about one in six of the parents they come into contact with either suspect or know they have a child with an autism spectrum disorder.
Commissioner Frank Berry discusses impact of state hospital closures in Georgia
Behavioral health crisis centers in Albany, Thomasville and Valdosta are being established to help make up for the closure of Southwestern State Hospital in Thomasville at the end of the year.
A youth intervention program at Dougherty Sheriff's Office is to be featured on a national show
There are 14 prevention and intervention programs conducted through the Dougherty County Sheriffs Office, one of which is being featured in on national television on Thursday.
Three aggravated assaults send at least one to hospital
There were three aggravated assaults reported within 30 minutes of each other early Saturday, reports from Albany police show.
The Albany Police Department was notified Saturday of national accreditation
The Albany Police Department worked over the course of 18 months for an accreditation received based on more than 400 standards, police officials said.
Police activity roundup from over the weekend and into early Monday
The Albany Police Department responded to at least 31 incidents Saturday, Sunday and into the early hours of Monday, available reports show.
A 26-year-old man is wanted in Sylvester on drug charges
Officials with the Sylvester Police Department said Monday that Kevin Jamal Hooks remained wanted on outstanding charges.
An Albany woman speaks out on rare condition she has had more than 13 years
Alpha-1 Antitryspin Deficiency is a genetic condition that is estimated to be impacting one out of every 2,500 people in the United States.
Impact of state hospital closures to be discussed at upcoming forum
Frank Berry, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Behavorial Health and Developmental Disabilities, will be the main speaker at a forum on Tuesday discussing behavorial health issues.
Bariatric surgeons from Americus to discuss weight loss options
Gastric banding and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy are expected to be among the procedures discussed at an upcoming seminar in Albany
Two baby female kangaroos make for most recent additions to animal park
Chehaw has had two sets of successful kangaroo births at the park to date, including the addition of two female baby kangaroos who have just recently left their mothers’ pouches.
The state Supreme Court rules in favor of parents of 15-year-old boy in death case
Following the 2008 death of their 15-year-old son, Shaquille, Thelma Johnson and Sheldon Johnson of Albany sued Dr. Price Paul Omondi, an emergency room physician, for medical malpractice.
Construction wrapping up on West Society Avenue senior center
The SOWEGA Council on Aging Senior Life Enrichment Center, which broke ground in October 2012, will bring five office buildings under one roof once it opens its doors.
Screenings, educational opportunities at an Albany hospital through Thursday
Four opportunites are taking place at this week at the bariatric center at Phoebe North for people to get their body mass index (BMI) checked.
Albany and Dougherty police, EMS and fire roundup from the weekend and early Monday
The Albany Police Department responded to at least 14 incidents Saturday, Sunday and into the early hours of Monday, available reports show.
A dog is killed after attacking an Albany drug officer on North Cleveland Street Monday
An Albany Police Department officer assigned to the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit was released from an Albany hospital following a pit bull attack on Monday morning, officials with the ADDU say.
Now in its second year, Be a Friend First is expanding into more Albany area schools
One-third of girls are most worried about being teased or made fun of, and feel most safe when they are around trusted people, one study has shown.
Hospital Authority audit compiled by Draffin and Tucker for last fiscal year presented
The Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County had $713,343 in total assets as well as total liabilities and net position for the fiscal year that ended on July 31.
An Albany Marine base was one of two federal facilities to recently receive an ENERGY STAR award
Combined Heat and Power, also known as cogeneration, simultaneously produces electricity and useful steam or hot water from a single heat source, using fuels such as natural gas or renewable landfill gas — helping federal facilities achieve goals to reduce carbon pollution and energy use.
The U.S. Marine Corps, founded in 1775, is celebrating its birthday on Sunday
The Marine Corps birthday has been observed since a 1921 order by then-Commandant Gen. John LeJuene as a reminder of the accomplishments of the Corps from its service since 1775.
Emphasis is on driving discharge length of stay, improving registration process
Among the goals in the emergency department at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is to get patients in and out within 160 minutes.
Phoebe Putney announces a partnership with xG Health Solutions based in Maryland
Officials say a rapidly changing health care landscape is bringing with it profound changes in reimbursement methods, shifting significant financial risk from payers to care providers.
A number of programs aimed at helping at-risk youth are connected to Dougherty's sheriff's office
The outreach efforts to youth by the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office are beginning to get national attention.
Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County from the weekend
The Albany Police Department responded to at least 42 incidents Saturday, Sunday and into the early hours of Monday, available reports show.
Two Albany aggravated assaults occurred early Saturday morning
Police say at least one individual was taken to an Albany hospital following an aggravated assault on Saturday.
Jarabi Antonio Thomas was identified as the individual wanted in connection to a card theft last month
Detectives received a tip Friday from jail officials in Terrell County regarding an individual being sought in connection to a financial transaction card fraud case in Albany.