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Jim West

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Great American Cleanup launched in Albany

Cleanup volunteers pick up trash in East Albany

Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful volunteers brave the rain to pick up trash in Albany.

Three sentenced for tax fraud in Albany

Identity tax fraud trio sentenced in Albany

A three-person conspiracy team sentenced in federal court.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 19, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to 37 incidents on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 18, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 32 incidents on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

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Dougherty County residents air concerns about natural gas pipeline

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop and local officials listen to Dougherty County residents objections to planned gas pipeline

Residents express concerns about whether the subsurface of Dougherty County is suitable for a large natural gas pipeline and the planned location for a compressor station that they say is too close to a populated area.

Woman, 69, killed in three-car wreck on Ledo Road

A second motorist in the wreck at the entrance of Walmart is taken to the hospital for treatment

A third woman motorist and her 2-year-old passenger were uninjured in the wreck, state troopers said.

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Investigation of accused Sylvester policeman continues

Sylvester officer George Hall has been freed under a $15,000 bond

The Sylvester police chief says prosecutors asked that “other issues” regarding George Hall be turned over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Second Albany 'Scared Straight' segment to air on A&E

A Dougherty County Sheriffs Office intervention program to air on A&E

The second 'Beyond Scared Straight' segment of the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office airs tonight.

Child, 7, shoots himself in foot at Albany motel

The boy is treated for his gunshot wound at the Albany hospital

A woman says her grandson, 7, accidentally shot himself in the foot with a gun he found beneath sofa cushions at an Albany motel.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 17, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 23 incidents on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

Sylvester cop arrested in tampering with evidence charge

Cop jailed in Sylvester

A longtime Sylvester law enforcement officer is arrested on charges of evidence tampering and making false statements.

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Accused Dougherty teacher will be fired Mosely says

School superintendent teacher will be fired

Dougherty County School Superintendent David Mosely says accused teacher will be fired.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 16, 2014

Public service roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 37 incidents on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

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Chehaw festival celebrates Native American diversity

Native Americans perform and instruct at Chehaw festival

The crowd came from all around for the Native American dancing, riding demonstrations, bows and arrows, sales of arrowheads, head dresses, leather goods and food.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 12, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 23 incidents on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

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Sylvester police arrest three on drug charges

Three jailed for drugs in Sylvester

Sylvester police arrest three people Thursday on drug-related charges.

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Southwest Georgia traffic cops flock to Albany

Quad Four traffic cops have Albany banquet

Members of the Southwest Georgia Quad Four Network celebrate lower Georgia traffic deaths.

Juvenile charged with burglary in Sylvester

Sylvester juvenile suspected of earlier crimes

An unidentified 14-year-old is charged with burglary and suspected of earlier crimes.

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Albany business owner helps police catch burglar

Albany AATCO owner sees suspect breaking in

The co-owner of AATCO Transmission in Albany sees a break-in on his computer and calls the police.

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Senior Life Enrichment Center dedicated in Albany

SOWEGA Council on Aging cuts ribbon on Senior Life Enrichment Center

The long-awaited Senior Life Enrichment Center opens on Society Avenue.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 11, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 10, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 29 incidents on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

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Man sought for causing three auto wrecks in Albany

Authorities say Travis West purposely hit a car in front of his, causing it and two more vehicles to be caught up in wrecks.

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Teacher now faces 10 counts of sexual exploitation of children

A Dougherty County Magistrate Court judge has denied bond for Brian Owen Brannen

Capt. Craig Dodd of the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office says more charges are likely against Brian Owen Brannen.

Gunman shows up too late at store

Gunman who police think was out to rob store finds it closed for the night

A man with a gun trying to enter a North Slappey Boulevard convenience store Tuesday night is foiled when he finds the store already closed for the evening.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 9, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 17 incidents on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

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Carol Fullerton launches campaign for Georgia House re-election

Carol Fullerton, D-Albany, is seeking re-election to represent House District 153

Carol Fullerton officially kicked off her re-election campaign for House District 153 on Tuesday.

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Families prepare for Easter traditions

There is more to Easter than chocolate bunnies

Modern Easter traditions blend of pagan and Christian practices.

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Georgia agency helps compensate crime victims

Victims of crime a resource that can help defray their expenses

Families of the victims of crime often find their income trimmed while their expenses go up.

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Positions still available for Albany Citizens Police Academy

Albany Citizens Police Academy to educate community

The Albany Police Department says space is still available for the Albany Citizens Police Academy

Albany-Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 5, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 23 incidents on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April, 4, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 30 incidents on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

Sylvester fire halts peanut butter production

Firefighters respond to ConAgra plant in Sylvester

Both City and County fire departments battle a blaze at the ConAgra peanut butter plant in Sylvester.

Man found shot in Tifton neighborhood

Tifton man injured when car riddled with gunfire

Tifton police are investigating a shooting in Tifton on Sunday night.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 4, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 37 incidents on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

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Midwest college students build Habitat for Humanity homes in Albany (Video)

Habitat’s Collegiate Challenge brings in student volunteers from other states

College students from the frozen north find an early spring in Albany as they help Habitat for Humanity with construction projects.

Teen dies in east Albany car accident

One-car accident claims teenager in early morning accident

An early morning accident in east Albany claims the life of an 18-year-old girl.

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Albany Coin Club seeks and finds buried treasures

Forgotten bank notes show up at Albany coin show

The Southwest Georgia Coin Club uncovers some forgotten Albany bank notes.

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Dougherty County crime sweep does day two

A multi-agency crime eradication effort sweeps Dougherty County

A second FACT crime sweep brings Dougherty County arrests to 57.

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Identity fraud suspect arrested in Albany

Fraud suspect said to be active in Albany scams

The Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office arrests one on credit card fraud and identity theft charges.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - March, 29, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 28 incidents on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - March 28, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

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Princess Milledge kicks off school board campaign

Former educator joins in School Board Race

Princess Milledge, a former Dougherty County educator, kicks off her school board campaign

Sylvester Police join Crime Stoppers program

Crime Stoppers tip program gets new member

The Sylvester Police Department joins with the CrimeStoppers crime prevention program.

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Operation FACT in Albany takes suspects off the streets

An operation of multiple law enforcement agencies serves multiple arrest warrants

Operation FACT brings city, county and state law enforcement agencies together.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - March 27, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to a least 23 incidents on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - March 26, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 31 incidents on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

Police report numerous shootings

Several shooting incidents are reported in Albany.

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Hairy legs and high heels raise money at Albany event (Photo gallery)

Albany guys go heeling it down the track against sexual abuse

A group of well-accessorized men in heels help the Albany Lily pad fight sexual abuse of women.

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Albany kids get free flights from experimental aircraft club members

The Young Eagles Program furnishes free flights to kids from MCLB-Albany

Members of a national pilots club give children free airplane rides in the hope that some who participate in the Young Eagles Program will look toward a career in aviation, which already faces a shortage of pilots.

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