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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.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Nov. 15, 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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Buster Posey mystery guest at Lee County Chamber of Commerce dinner | PHOTOS

Buster Posey makes appearance at Lee Counting meeting

As promised, a special homegrown guest arrives at a Lee County Chamber dinner.

Two armed robberies reported in Albany

Two business robbed at gunpoint Friday

A convenience store and package store are robbed at nearly the same time.

Town hall meeting to focus on ebola virus

Ebola the focus of town hall meeting

Remy Hutchins, health promotion and infectious disease program coordinator, and Jacqueline Jenkins, district epidemiologist, are scheduled to attend the meeting to answer questions, Howard said.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Nov. 14, 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.

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Former Albany resident holds book signing

Bill Lightle to sign new books in Weston

A former Albany resident has published his fifth book with Amazon and will hold a signing session Saturday in Weston.

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Suspects arrested in Albany shooting

Two suspects arrested and charged in Albany shooting

Brittany Morgan and Donnie Robinson Jr. are charged in connection with a shooting on Wednesday.

Leesburg man struck and injured by car

Pedestrian struck by car in Albany

Leesburg man struck by car in Albany.

Two suspects rob convenience store in Dougherty County

Stop & Shop on Cordele Road robbed at gunpoint.

Albany man sustains single gunshot wound

Gunshot wound sends Albany man to hospital

Charles Shavers Jr. is wounded by gunshot and taken to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital

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

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Nov. 12, 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 police to hold black tie fundraising gala

Police to fund community programs through gala dinner

The Albany Police Department will present a black tie dinner gala to fund community programs.

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Touch a Truck event at Albany Museum of Art fascinates kids | PHOTOS

This is the 2nd year the Museum of Art has conducted the fundraiser

Albany Museum of Art officials hope their second Touch a Truck fundraiser will outdo the $15,000 they raised last year for museum projects.

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Albany ceremony held in appreciation of veterans

Veterans honored at Albany Amphitheater ceremony

The Southwest Georgia Veterans Coalition presents a ceremony to honor military veterans.

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Albany woman killed in three-vehicle wreck

Staff member of Lily Pad in Albany killed in traffic accident

A program manager for CASA in Albany is killed Thursday in a three-vehicle accident.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Nov. 8, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 24 incidents on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

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Exchange Club Fair going strong in Albany

Fair goers find the rides, food and games

The crowds were out Wednesday for the 68th Albany Exchange Club Fair.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Nov. 7, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

Albany driver hospitalized after striking tree

The driver of Nissan Versa in injured after crashing into a tree.

Autopsy results in on Albany fire victim

GBI crime lab says Albany victim died of smoke inhalation

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation rules last weeks death by fire as a homicide.

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

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Nov. 5, 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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Police seek Albany arson suspect

Police and fire officials investigate twin east side fires

Police are seeking Samuel James Bryant as a suspect in a fatal east side apartment fire.

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clark fire

A man died in Albany fire Saturday.

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Three in Lee County face meth charges

Lee County deputies arrest meth suspects

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office charge three with manufacture of methamphetamine.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Nov. 1, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 42 incidents on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

Dawson man accused of child molestation

Following an investigation, a Dawson man is charged with child molestation

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrests a Dawson man on charges of child molestation.

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Lee County contractor indicted by grand jury

Contractor turns himself in to police

Jack Daniel Garrett, a Lee County contractor, turns himself in after grand jury indictment.

Albany police investigate possible animal abuse

Albany police investigate reports of animal cruelty

The Albany Police Department seek man who may be shooting stray animals.

Known Albany sex offenders restricted on Halloween

Sex offenders in Albany won't celebrate Halloween

Known sex offenders in Albany and throughout the state won’t be allowed to participate in Halloween.

Albany man injured in east side shooting

Man hospitalized for gunshot wound in Albany

An Albany is hospitalized Thursday for an apparent gunshot wound to the arm.

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Dog stolen in Albany thrown from moving truck

Dog injured when thrown from Albany vehicle

A dog is stolen from the back of a truck then thrown from a moving vehicle.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Oct. 31, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 24 incidents on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

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Tift County man killed in Worth County wreck

The fataity occurred in a collision with a garbage truck

Joshua Kegan Salter, 28, is killed in a Thursday afternoon wreck west of Sylvester on U.S. Highway 82.