Georgians averaging 6.09 hours of sleep, 4.7 hours of restful sleep
Phoebe Sleep Disorders Center Medical Director Dr. Christopher Mann said a number of factors contributed to Georgia’s ranking as the sleepiest state in the nation.
Albany and Southwest Georgia see declines in number of unemployed, labor officials say
Labor officials said this is the lowest the Albany and Southwest Georgia rates have been since August 2008 when they were at 6.8 percent.
Col. Don Davis leaves Albany Marine base to continue his career in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Lt. Col. James Carroll formally becomes base commander of Marine Coprs Logistics Base-Albany in a change of command ceremony Thursday.
Col. Don Davis ending his three-year run at MCLB-Albany at a change of command ceremony today
Col. Don Davis took the MCLB-Albany command on May 25, 2012 with the departure of Brig. Gen. Terry Williams, who was a colonel when he commanded the base. He is moving on to U.S. Northern Command at Colorado Springs, Colo.
Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County for Sunday and Monday
The Albany Police Department responded to at least 42 incidents on Sunday and Monday, available reports show.
Marquel Rashad Culpepper, 25, facing charges in connection to north Albany murder
Warrants against Culpepper at the time of his arrest included felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Jail records showed on Tuesday that he has been charged with murder and was unbondable.
Robbie Dean captured after being subdued in a standoff with law enforcement in Lee County
Lee County authorities say Robbie Dean was tased and arrested after he held a gun to himself following a low-speed chase in which Dean was driving a car with his child as passenger. No one was injured in the incident, sheriff’s officials said.
Activities include exercise classes, art classes for seniors
The 2014 annual report for the council included statistics from the Georgia Division of Aging Services showing that there are 67,369 elderly people living in Southwest Georgia, with 16,255 being from Dougherty County.
Dan Gillan, retired Marine Corps colonel, gives address at American Legion breakfast
Gillan used a prayer from the late Archbishop Oscar Romero as a way to bring home the meaning behind one serving his or her community and nation, including the service of the veterans from World War II onward residing in Southwest Georgia.
Public safety reports in Albany and Dougherty County for Saturday and Sunday
The Albany Police Department responded to at least 19 incidents on Saturday, available reports show.
Five physicians, nine affiliate staff applicants looking to come on board
The Professional Affairs Committee serves as liaison between the medical staff and the Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital full board and handles matters relating to applications for medical staff membership. The committee is also meant to watch over and report to the board on matters of quality and safety within the hospital.
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, uses patient blood to help re-start healing process
The most common areas it might be used for include tendon, ligament, muscle, cartilage and joint injuries. It is often considered an option in cases were pain or disability persist beyond six months despite the use of anti-inflammatories, analgesics, bracing, therapeutic exercise programs, ice or heat packs or corticosteroid injections.
Library meant to serve as a take a book, return a book gathering place
The Chehaw Little Free Library was designed by conceptual mixed media artist, Romy Maloon out of Atlanta. It is the size of a large birdhouse and has passages from The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein burned into the wood.
Roughly 200-400 blooms expected at 33rd annual Albany daylily show
Judging and awarding will done by American Hemerocallis Society standards, and each panel of judges, who will be coming from throughout the region, will be the final authority for each class it judges. Registered cultivars will be classified, as registered, by size, form and grouped alphabetically within each section.
Law enforcement in Worth, Tift counties have received complaints
The scammer tries to get the individual who answers the phone call to send in money to cover the supposed federal and state taxes so that the “sweepstakes” money can be released. Those who receive emails and calls of this nature are urged to contact their local police.
A 12-year-old boy was victimized by a 15-year-old while running an errand for his grandmother, police reports show
The report said the 12-year-old pulled a five-dollar bill out of his pocket just before the 15-year-old stuck in his back a MintCraft knife handle. The 12-year-old felt a poke in his back and ran into the store. The other boy was unsuccessful in stealing the cash, the report said.
Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County for Saturday, Sunday and early Monday
The Albany Police Department responded to at least 50 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and the early hours of Monday, available reports show.
All members for the Deerfield class of 2015 have been accepted to college
This year’s senior class at Deerfield logged in more than 6,750 volunteer hours. Twenty of the graduates were listed on the commencement program as having been enrolled in Deerfield since kindergarten or first grade, and six are children of Deerfield alumni.
Man found dead outside residence in Cordele late Thursday
Those with information on the crime are being encouraged to call the Cordele Police Department at (229) 273-3102.
Wallet theft took place on North Slappey business on May 5
Officials with the Albany Police Department released footage portraying the potential suspect, and are requesting help in finding him.
Gunfire and cutting instruments involved in incidents from Thursday and Friday
An aggravated assault was reported from 1303 E. Broad Ave., the site of Applejax Sports Bar and Lounge, at around 12:45 a.m. on Friday, officials from the Albany Police Department said. Officers responded to the bar in reference to shots being fired. Upon arrival, officers observed shattered glass to the front side door.
Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County for Thursday and early Friday
The Albany Police Department responded to at least 20 calls on Thursday and early Friday, available reports show.
Groundbreaking expected this fall for a medical student housing complex in Albany
The proposed 25-unit medical student housing gated community will be located on West Fourth Avenue and North Jackson Street near Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Officials say a medical student housing complex, while solving the problem of finding short-term housing, would also have a significant economic impact.
Forum included Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard, Dougherty County Administrator Richard Crowdis, Albany Assistant City Manager Wes Smith
The forum, sponsored by the Mayor’s Coalition for Economic Development, was meant to serve as an educational presentation on previous and current SPLOST projects, funded by an additional 1 percent sales tax, and the benefit they have to the community.
Maj. Gen. John Broadmeadow leaving LOGCOM, Maj. Gen. Craig Crenshaw to take over command
Lt. Gen. William Faulkner, deputy commandant for Installations and Logistics, presided over the ceremony during which LOGCOM Sgt. Maj. Joseph Davenport III passed the LOGCOM colors to Maj. Gen. John Broadmeadow. Broadmeadow in turn passed them over to Maj. Gen. Craig Crenshaw, symbolizing the change of command.
Fourth annual event being held during National Womens Health Week
Held during National Women’s Health Week, the goal of the expo is to reach out to the community in order to promote healthy lifestyles for women of all ages.
Leesburg resident Michael NeSmith among veterans helped by Freedom Alliance
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Freedom Alliance is a charitable organization which provides help and support to wounded troops and military families.
A Table With a View - Pamela Jackson
At the base, she started out in the public affairs office. In 2013, she was moved on to the Office of Commanding Officer as his community plans and liaison officer. She also deals with government external relations, making her responsibilities outside the fenceline more than most compared to others either at the base or within its primary tenant, Marine Corps Logistics Command.
Event will take place from noon-2 p.m. at Smoke and Fire restaurant on Gillionville Road
A surgical podiatrist working at the Veterans Affairs clinic on the base, Josey discusses in the book the social aspects of patient care and how that aspect can be better incorporated into physician practices.
State high court to hear case from 2007 involving a young child who suffered brain damage
The infant was taken to the Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital emergency room. Three days later, she was brought back by ambulance after having trouble breathing. A scan revealed a large subdural hematoma, and the baby reportedly suffered permanent damage.
Form 990 shows financial state of hospital for 2013-14 Fiscal Year
On the subject of clinical research, a new policy was handed down from the Phoebe Institutional Review Board. Specifically, it concerned special ethical and regulatory considerations when it comes to children due to their increased vulnerability.
Albany Marine base given honors from Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The ceremony was meant to formally recognize the base for the highest and, what is considered to be, the most challenging participation category in the OSHA achievement program. Officials say that MCLB-Albany is the only the second installation in the Corps to achieve the VPP award and associated status.
More than 20 defibrillators donated to paramedics in Dougherty, Lee, Worth, Randolph and Terrell counties
About 90 percent of the patients who would benefit from this technology are first seen by paramedics, putting them on the front lines along with the public buildings were such devices are often mounted.
Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County for Friday, Saturday and Sunday
The Albany Police Department responded to at least 38 incidents on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, available reports show.
Medical condition believed to have caused driver to leave roadway, hit a culvert, go airborne and strike a utility pole
A shift report from the Dougherty County Police Department shows the agency responded to 3309 Sylvester Road at 7:25 p.m. The driver, identified by Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler as Tal Crawford, 78, was dead on arrival.
Authorities determining cause of death of young girls
Such incidents are generally looked into by the Child Death Team, which is a unit that responds to any report of a juvenile death to determine whether it was a natural death, an accident or the result of some criminal act.
Wallet taken at gunpoint early Saturday outside Legend Lounge and Club
A man said he was working off-duty security at 725 E. Broad Ave., the site of Legend Lounge and Club, when he was robbed at gunpoint in the alley adjacent to the club, a police report said.
LOGCOM commanding general, sergeant major preparing for new chapters
Maj. Gen. John Broadmeadow, commanding general of LOGCOM since July 2013 when he replaced Maj. Gen. Chuck Hudson, will be leaving May 12 to continue his career in Washington, D.C. The Marine Corps career of Sgt. Maj. Joseph Davenport will end on June 19 when he retires and moves on to southern Virginia.
Disinfection system uses ultraviolet light to kill superbugs in hospitals
Healthcare-associated infections like C-diff are passed to people while they are receiving treatments for other conditions. They can occur in all settings of health care, including hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, surgical centers and skilled nursing facilities where the necessary use of antibiotic cleaning methods help create resistant strains of infection.
Hospice golf tournament going into 29th year
The format for the tournament will follow the four man scramble scored using the Modified Callaway System. There will be a putt off for the top two spots in each round. Prizes will be awarded to first and second place for the morning and afternoon rounds, as well as for Hole In One, Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin.
Marine Corps Logistics Command honors former band with display showcase, ceremony
The Albany Marine Band, first established in 1990, was considered an integral part of the installation, including all commands, as well as the Albany community, when it was here. The band was formally deactivated in February 2012, one of two out of the 12 total Marine bands at the time to be cut.
Book deals with social aspect of health care, author says
Dr. Simone Josey, an Ohio native raised in Jamaica, wrote the book primarily with health care providers in mind to encourage them to remember that practicing medicine is more than achieving a diagnosis.
Gunshot heard in area shortly before dog was discovered with bullet wound
The owner went out to get the dogs and bring them closer to the house when she noticed her black and white Boxer and Labrador Retriever mix on the ground unresponsive. The dog, named Chance, was found with a hole in his side, the report said.
Residence on North Ingleside shot at twice in six months
The victim said he has been living there since 2006 and does not know why anyone might target the residence, the report said.
Four physicians, three affiliate staff applicants in most recent round
The Phoebe Professional Affairs Committee reviewed on Monday the credentialing report that had been seen by the Credentials and Bylaws Committee on March 30 and the Medical Executive Committee on April 7. It was approved to go before the full board.
Public safety roundup in Albany and Dougherty County for Saturday, Sunday and Monday
The Albany Police Department responded to at least 42 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and the early hours of Monday, available reports show.
Darrin Ross, 45, had been connected to the deaths of three people last week
Danny Jackson, special agent in charge for the GBI office in Americus, said that Darrin Ross, 45, died late Friday afternoon at Macon Medical Center, where he was transported Tuesday after shooting himself in a 1997 Buick LaSabre following a police chase on April 21.
Phoebe health care industry winner for 2015 IOY cycle from North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors
Since 1978, the IOY Awards have honored the image apparel programs and the organizations, manufacturers and distributors that have created them.
Thursday armed robbery on South Slappey under investigation, Albany police respond to 20 other incidents
Wallet, iPhone among items taken in armed robbery
The victim stopped at a pawn shop to charge his phone. He was seated against the northside of the building and talking to his girlfriend when he was approached by the suspect, who asked to us his phone. He hung up the phone and handed it to the man when the man pulled a black Glock style handgun and pointed it at him, the report said of the victim account.
Driver ejected after hitting tree, struck by another driver
Trooper First Class C.S. Jewell said the driver of a silver Nissan Altima was traveling at a very high rate of speed before losing control, overcorrecting and hitting a tree and being ejected from the vehicle out of the back windshield. Several minutes later, the driver was still laying in the street when he was struck by a black Chevrolet Impala.