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Jim West

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Albany hosts Kiwanis Club student art, music competition

Albany competition offers college scholarships to winners

Albany hosts Kiwanis Art & Music Showcase scholarship competition for the first time.

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Albany Relay for Life raises funds to fight cancer | PHOTO GALLERY

Albany survivors and supporters walk from dusk to dawn

The Cancer Society Relay for Life sends teams raise money to fight cancer.

Two injured in north Albany accident

Driver charged with failure to yield while turning left

Two people are injured in a three-car accident at Westover Boulevard and Meredyth Drive on Friday.

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Dougherty County coroner provides job overview

Dougherty Coroner Michael Fowler says he starts each day wanting to help people

Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler speaks to members of the Exchange Club of Albany

Albany first responders meet for barbecue challenge

Albany responders compete for trophies, cash prizes

Sonny’s BBQ presents First Responders BBQ Challenge on Saturday.

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Albany murder suspect apprehended in New York

Fugitive to be extradited to Albany

Murders suspect Marquel Rashad Culpepper is apprehended in New York state and will be extradited back to Albany.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 22 - 23, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least nine incident on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

Albany fire officials investigate vehicle arson attempts

Fire investigators seek to question juvenile in Albany vehicle arsons

Police and fire officials are investigating three vehicle arson attempts this week.

Albany Town Hall meeting to address West Nile virus and rabies

Albany meeting free and open to community

Jon Howard’s Town Hall meeting will instruct on West Nile virus and rabies.

Albany two vehicle wreck overturns truck

No life-threatening injuries in Albany vehicle accident

Two vehicles collide on Wednesday at the intersection of North Jefferson Street and Philema Road.

Albany daughter accused of knife attack against mother

Albany teen charged with aggravated assault

A west Albany teen is accused of injuring her mother in a knife attack on Tuesday.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire and EMS reports - April 21 - 22, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least five calls on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

Accused triple killer shoots self at capture, GBI reports

Murder suspect sent to Macon Medical Center

Murder suspect Darrin Kenneth Ross shoots himself when cornered by Crisp County deputies.

Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 20-21, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 14 calls on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

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New postmaster arrives in Albany

Albany postmaster sees promising future for post office

Gene Lofton came from Brunswick to take charge as Albany’s postmaster.

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National Hip-Hop conference continues at ASU

Hip-Hop conference in Albany examines aspects of art form

Circling the Elements, a national conference on hip-hop culture, continued through the weekend at Albany State University.

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Student wins 2nd Congressional District art competition

Winner of congressional art contest will travel to Washington, D.C.

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop announces Friday the 2nd District winners of the Congressional Art Competition at the Albany Museum of Art.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 16 - 17, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 22 calls on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

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Marquel Rashad Culpepper sought in Albany motel homicide

Police say murder suspect should be considered armed and dangerous

Police are seeking help in finding Marquel Rashad Culpepper in the slaying of Kendrick Miller at America’s Best Value Inn on Thursday.

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Albany robbery suspect surrenders to police

Robbery suspects jailed without bond

Two armed robbery suspects accused of pepper spraying a clerk are in the Dougherty County jail

Police seek Sylvester bandit

Sylvester thief used small handgun to rob store employee at dumpster

A grocery clerk in Sylvester is robbed at gunpoint near a dumpster behind a store Wednesday night.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 15 - 16, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 20 calls on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

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Store clerk pepper-sprayed in robbery

Dorian Richards is accused of aggravated assault, armed robbery

Albany police arrested two suspects for armed robbery of a grocery store and attacking the clerk with pepper spray.

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Atlanta men charged in Albany bogus prescriptions bust

Authorities found an electronic device that may have produced bogus prescriptions

Two metro Atlanta men are charged in connection with using false prescription forms to purchase controlled drugs.

Volunteers set to clean up streets in Albany and Dougherty County

Cleanup project cleaned up 28 tons of trash last year

Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful will hit the roads with its annual Great American Cleanup for Albany and Dougherty County on Friday and Saturday.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 14 - 15, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 28 calls on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

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Suspects detained at Albany liquor store parking lot

Two Albany suspects interviewed by detectives

Agents of the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit detain two suspects in prescription forgery case.

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Lee County barbecue restaurant sustains little fire damage

Electrical shortage causes small fire at Meatslanger’s

A minor fire was started at an electrical shortage on the restaurant’s neon pig sign.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April, 13-14, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 22 calls on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

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Scholarship banquet highlights mentoring of Albany black males

Forty students targeted for scholarships at Albany State University

The Center for the African American Male has mentored 40 students since middle school.

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Albany Native American Festival wows Chehaw visitors | PHOTO GALLERY

Chehaw Park’s biggest event returns to Albany

Chehaw’s Native American Cultural Festival is chock full of education, entertainment and diversity.

Bainbridge personal injury trial goes against Chrysler

Auto maker found liable for nearly $150 million in the burning death of a 4-year boy in Bainbridge.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 8 - 10, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 22 calls on Wednesday, Thursday, and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

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Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports, April 8 - 9, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Dougherty County Police Department responded to at least 11 calls on Wednesday, available reports show.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 7-8, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least seven calls on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

Bandit uses threatening device to steal drugs at Lee County pharmacy

Fearing a possible bomb, a Lee County pharmacist give threatening man painkillers

Strong painkillers were stolen Wednesday from the CVS pharmacy in south Lee County by a robber who showed a device strapped to his body that the pharmacist feared might be an explosive.

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Killers in Albany murder sentenced to life in prison

Albany murderers will be eligible for parole in 30 years

Killers Louis Floyd Jr. and Tara Herrell are sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for the August 2013 stabbing death of William Jackson at an Albany motel.

One of two Albany drug suspects bonds out of jail

Albany drug suspect charged in variety of violations

Gerald Kimsey Jr. is released from jail on $9,000 bond, while fellow suspect Earl Eugene Bridges remains.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 5 -6, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 25 calls on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

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Albany Day of Hope addresses child abuse

Albany ministers and citizens gather in prayer

Open Arms presents Day of Hope at Hines Memorial Church to address child abuse.

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NewTownMacon CEO says residences key to downtown revitalization

Speaking at Albany Rotary Club, NewTownMacon CEO describes successful downtown formula

As Albany stuggles with revitalizing its downtown, the CEO of NewTownMacon says his non-profit’s work with Bibb County government and private businesses has been a winning formula for Macon.

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Albany police gang unit captain says underlying reasons for joining gangs must be dealt with

Arresting and locking up gang members has not been effective in keeping them down, Capt. Michael Persely says

Capt. Michael Persely with the Albany Police Department Gang Unit says the underlying motivations for joining illegal gangs must be addressed to successfully combat them.

Man shot in back in south Albany

Albany motorist drives injured man to hospital

Albany police say Jeremy Singleton, 19, was shot in the back on Saturday.

Suspects charged in Albany break-ins

Suspect accused of taking cigarettes and jewelry

Juveniles accused of burglary in west Albany.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 2-3, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 34 calls on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

Albany teen shot and killed while riding bicycle

A teenager died after being shot about 2 a.m. Friday

Prentice Davis Jr., 19, was shot and killed on Friday while riding his bicycle in an Albany neighborhood.

Lee County sheriff, three deputies face civil suits

Lee County suits claim racial profiling in traffic stop

Two South Georgia residents file civil rights suits for more than $12 million.

Sylvester police seek suspect in early-morning shooting

Sylvester gunshot victim escapes to nightclub for safety

Alvin Jackson is shot in Sylvester and runs to a nearby nightclub for safety.

Lee County man killed in motor scooter accident

Elderly Lee County man dies in accident on Chokee Road

James Edwin Moody, 76, is killed on Wednesday when the motor scooter he was driving collided with a pickup truck, officers say.

Albany five-car expressway accident injures nine

Albany accident caused chain reaction, blocked traffic over one hour

A five-car accident on Liberty Expressway Wednesday sent nine people to the hospital and blocked traffic for more than an hour.

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