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Dougherty candidates to attend town hall meeting

Citizens can meet Dougherty primary candidates

Albany residents will meet with primary candidates at town hall meeting.

Leary man gets prison term for cocaine conspiracy

Bobby Charles Taylor sentenced for cocaine

A Leary resident is sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for a cocaine conspiracy.

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

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

battery, criminal, theft, robbery, burglary, reckless, Albany Police Department

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Former boyfriend charged with taking Albany child

Suspect returns child safely to Albany mother

A woman’s former boyfriend is arrested for taking child.

Drivers injured in Albany traffic accident

Albany drivers in Westover accident

Two Albany drivers receive minor injuries in an accident on Westover Boulevard.

Gunfire injures two early Saturday

Albany pair wounded by gunfire

Two men are injured by an unknown gunman.

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Retired Albany educator “roasted” at event

Albany educator Jones is fund-raiser honoree

Retired educator and musician T. Marshall Jones is “roasted” at Albany Technical College.

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Neighborhood watch groups meet in Albany

Neighborhood watch group representatives and crime-conscious citizens meet downtown.

Albany postal employee sentenced for stealing checks

Postal worker in Albany sentenced to prison

Albany postal employee sentenced for stealing mail.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - March 15, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 35 incidents on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - March 14, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

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Former Sylvester fire chief arrested on rape charges

Rape indictments brought against former Sylvester fire chief

Jody Yarbrough, a former Sylvester fire chief, is arrested on rape-related charges.

Albany police issue wild animal management resources

Police help residents deal with wild animals

Following an incident with a wild fox, Albany police issue resources for wild animal issues.

School police officer fired after student’s arm broken

An officer of the Dougherty County School System Police is fired for breaking a student’s arm.

Albany death investigation to remain inactive

District attorney will not reopen 2011 death ruled to be a suicide

Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards says there is insufficient evidence to reactivate an investigation into the death of Natalie Eppler in 2011.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - March 13, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

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

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

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ASU sorority promotes the making of good choices by youths

The 17th annual Sigma Gamma Rho symposium was presented at Albany State University

The sessions addressed topics of concern to today’s youth, including healthy lifestyles, unwanted pregnancy and bullying.

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Albany mental health facility gets new name

Aspire services in Albany helps patients with mental and behavioral disabilities

The Albany Area Community Service Board gets a new, more descriptive name.

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Fugitive sought by Albany drug agents

Carlton Alfonzo Miller is wanted on more than 20 charges, including drug and aggravated assault

Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit is asking the public to help locate Carlton Alfonzo Miller, but say caution should be used if contact is made with him.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - March 8, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

Foreign scammers active in Albany area

Computers scams reported in Albany

Foreign scam artists prey on senior citizens and those not computer savvy.

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Lee Sheriff’s Office issues lookout

Williams wanted for questioning

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office issues a lookout for Jaquan Tyree Williams.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - March 7, 2014

Public safety 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.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - March 6, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 19 incidents on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

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Affordable Health Care Act explained at Dougherty County civic club

Rotary Club members hear about the federal health care act

Representatives of Albany Area Primary Health Care speak to Rotary Club members about the Affordable Health Care Act.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - March 5, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

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Megan’s House in Albany celebrates 10 years

Albany’s Megan’s House plans for a larger respite home

Megan’s House, a respite home of Easter Seals Southern Georgia, celebrates it’s first decade.

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Rotary and Lee County Schools help Liberian students

A Dougherty County service club teams with Lee County achools

The Dougherty County Rotary Club, Lee County schools and other volunteers help African students get an education.

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Dogs take a walk at Albany Mardi Gras (VIDEO and PHOTO GALLERY)

Albany Humane Society presented the 13th annual Pet Parade at Mardi Gras on Saturday

Some pet dogs and others who were looking for a good home showed their stuff at the Pet Parade Saturday at the start of the annual Albany Mardi Gras festival.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - March 1, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

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Journalism icon known for his stories

Ed Lightsey remembered for his humor and his stories

Ed Lightsey, a journalist jack-of-all trades, leaves a legacy of stories and special humor.

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Dorion Tyree Revills a person of interest in Thursday slaying

Shakelia P. Williams, 31, was found dead in the courtyard of Westwind Apartments

Police questioning a person of interest in the murder at Westwind Apartments.

Brad Heard Sr. and Brad Heard Jr. sentenced in federal court

Each received a sentence of at least 2 1/2 years in prison and was ordered to pay $5 million innrestitution

The father and son were sentenced in U.S. District Court in Albany in connection with a fraud case involving a bribed former official at a Bainbridge-based Farm Credit organization.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Feb. 27, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

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

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

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Albany electrical construction company grows by leaps and bounds

OUTLOOK 2014: A-West Enterprise says employees are key

A-West Enterprise overcame the great recession to become a multi-million dollar company.

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Albany tackles self image issue to grow new industry

OUTLOOK 2014: EDC shows residents why they should love their city

An EDC task force discovers an Albany self-image problem and sets out to correct it.

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Dougherty County Sheriff's Office warns businesses about telephone scams

An Alabama prison inmate has been charged in an elaborate business scam

At least two Albany businesses have been called by scam artists placing bogus orders.

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Leesburg holds 2nd annual 9/11 Heroes Run

Leesburg race honors fallen military heroes

Leesburg’s second 9/11 Heroes Run attracted 150 runners, up from the initial event’s 120..

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

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

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Albany-Dougherty drug unit makes multiple arrests

Albany drug agents make three successful raids in one evening

The Albany-Dougherty Drug unit makes a haul of drug suspects, cash and a handgun.

Sylvester fire chief charged with extortion

Sylvester Fire Chief Chris Duncan jailed on extortion charges

Chris Duncan, Sylvester fire chief, is arrested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and charged with extortion.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Feb 21, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 36 incidents on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

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Albany doctor found dead had 'intra-oral' gunshot wound

Albany police have not ruled out that the injury that killed Dr. Thomas Paschal could be self-inflcited

The four persons of interest in Dr. Thomas Paschal’s death are being held in jail under unrelated robbery charges.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to 25 incidents Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

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

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

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Dougherty County grand jury issues indictments

Defendants charged by Dougherty County grand jury

The Dougherty County grand jury hands down indictments in two high-profile cases.

Albany Mall soft drink assailant surrenders

Albany man arrested for battery with a soft drink

A man sought for throwing a soft drink in a business owner’s face gives up after video identification.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Feb. 15, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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