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Jim West

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Woman sought for bad check to Albany store

Albany liquor store issued bad check

The Dougherty County Police Department seeks information on a woman who passed a forged check.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec. 17, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

Albany woman drives car into school

Albany school struck by parent's vehicle

A parent dropping off her child at the International Studies Elementary Charter School drives her car into a building.

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Albany retail stores full bore at Christmas time

Small businesses in Albany working hard to attract holiday shoppers

Small business retailers in Albany say they feel the joy, and stress, of this year’s holiday season.

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Santa cutline

Santa and Mrs. Claus ride in style during a holiday shopping break.

Albany traffic enforcement has zero tolerance for DUI

Albany drivers to see more troopers during holidays

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety launches Operation Zero Tolerance.

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Man sentenced in Albany for digging, selling arrowheads

Albany court sentences man for artifact sales

Eddie Lee Ballard is sentenced to three years in prison for digging and selling Native American artifacts.

Cocaine conspiracy suspects arrested in Tift County

GBI and other agencies make drug conspiracy bust

Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies make a cocaine conspiracy bust in Tifton.

Albany man wounded by gunfire

Albany late night walker shot in leg

Joshua Sayer, 26, was shot in the leg on Thursday evening as he walked on Van Deman Street

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec. 13, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 40 incidents on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec. 12, 2014

Public service roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 21 incidents on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

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Albany Strive 2 Thrive offers hand up to many

Poverty fighting program completes five years

The poverty fighting program Strive 2 Thrive is featured at the Albany Chamber Rise N Shine breakfast.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec. 11, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 27 incidents on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

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Leesburg launches Christmas parade and festival | PHOTO GALLERY

Leesburg draws nearly 100 entries for Christmas parade

Leesburg officials say this year’s Christmas parade and festival is a huge success.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec. 6, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

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Man charged in Sylvester forgery case

Two arrested after Sylvester traffic stop

A Lawrenceville man is arrested on forgery charges after a traffic stop in Sylvester.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec. 5, 2014

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

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East Albany clothing store robbed

Citi-Trends clothing store robbed in Albany

Citi-Trends clothing store at Oglethorpe Plaza is robbed at gunpoint Thursday.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec. 4, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 15 incidents on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

Albany law enforcement would use officer cameras

Officer mounted cameras fine with law enforcement

Maj. Russell Barnes with the Albany Police Department would welcome new camera technology.

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Albany and Lee County gearing up for Christmas parades

Christmas parades exciting for Albany and south Georgia

Residents of Albany and South Georgia look forward to the annual Christmas parades on Saturday.

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Two men arrested in attempted burglary

Albany police arrest two men believed to be attempting to burglarize an apartment

Maceo Kenya Hayes and Sean Breavor Wooden are arrested in connection with a north Albany attempted break-in.

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East Albany illegal dumping site investigated | VIDEO

Used building materials dumped illegally on Radium Springs Road

Code Enforcement and Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful investigate illegal dumping near the Radium Casino site.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec. 3, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 27 incidents on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

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Global Santa collection exhibiting at Thronateeska Heritage Center in Albany | PHOTO GALLERY

Santa collector brings joy at Christmas

Don Fisher’s huge collection of international Santas is on display at the Thronateeska Science Museum.

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Commercial driver's license testing in Albany goes digital

Testing goes high tech for Albany commercial driver applicants

Digital tablets and global positioning systems are incorporated in commercial driver’s license testing at Albany Department of Driver Services.

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Albany merchants get boost from Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday helps Albany vendors

A concept started by American Express in 2010 has gained ground as Small Business Saturday

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Albany volunteers serve dinners after Thanksgiving

Albany group serves dinners to the needy

Hands of Hope, an Albany volunteer group, serves dinners to the needy a day after Thanksgiving.

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Albany police capture robbery suspect

Man accused of robbing Albany businesses captured by police

Tometrius King, accused of robbing two Albany businesses, is apprehended and jailed.

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Albany police serve annual Thanksgiving dinner

Police in Albany find another way to serve

The Family Protection Unit of The Albany Police Department presents its annual community Thanksgiving Dinner.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Nov. 26, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

Small Albany group protests Ferguson jury decision

About two dozen people gather to protest grand jury decision in Michael Brown shooting death

Officials say 20-25 people gathered at 2 a.m. for a brief, peaceful protest of a St. Louis, Mo., County grand jury’s decision to not indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown.

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Lee County vet gets help repairing home

Volunteers help a Vietnam veteran get his home in order

A Vietnam veteran living in Lee County is swamped with volunteers who paint his home and clear out underbrush.

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Survey shows most drivers distracted by phones

Albany traffic officer says cellphones distracting

An annual survey by State Farm Insurance tracks types of driver cellphone use.

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Albany police report fatal shootings, robbery

Two dead in east Albany shootings

Police say two men are dead in an east Albany apartment shooting.

Three sisters injured in Worth County accident

A single-vehicle accident in Worth County injures three sisters

Twin 17-year-old sisters and their 14-year-old stepsister are severely injured in a Worth County accident.

'Click It or Ticket' laws enforced in Albany over holidays

Troopers, police out in force for holidays in Albany

Law enforcement agencies urge extra caution on the roads during the holiday season.

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Albany police report fatal shootings, robbery

Two dead in east Albany shootings

Police say two men are dead in an east Albany apartment shooting.

Fire at former textile plant extinguished

Firefighters find fire at former textile plant in Albany

Albany firefighters spot smoke at Flint River Textiles plant.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Nov. 22, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 27 incidents on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Nov. 21, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 27 incidents on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

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Mistletoe Market returns for holidays in Albany

Albany market offers hand-made holiday items

The Mistletoe Market comes to the Albany Civic Center Friday and Saturday.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Nov. 20 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.

Blanket drive to benefit Albany senior residents

Organizations join together to help warm older Albanians

The Albany Recreation and Parks Department, the Dougherty Sheriff’s Office and an Albany radio station are sponsoring a new blanket drive for Albany senior residents.

Albany wreck sends two drivers to hospital

One driver has to be extracted from her vehicle

A two-vehicle accident on Tuesday sends two women to the hospital.

Golf cart driver charged in Albany wreck

Investigation brings charges for Albany golf cart driver

An albany man is charged in connection with a wreck involving a Ford Expedition and a golf cart.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Nov. 19, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 27 incidents on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

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Miss Albany, runners up announced

Reedi Hawkins wins Miss Albany title

Reedi Hawkins takes Miss Albany, talent and swimsuit competitions.

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Albany dentist in honey competition finals

Kent Simmons, an Albany dentist, is a finalist in a national honey competition.

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Motorcycle club helps build home for needy family in albany

Buffalo Soldiers motorcycle club assists in Albany Habitat build.

The Albany chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers motorcycle club helps Habitat for Humanity build a home for a needy family.