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Jim West

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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.

Georgia Supreme Court will hear appeal of killer

Warren Lee Hill’s attorneys will present arguments

Attorney’s for twice-convicted killer, Warren Lee Hill, will present oral arguments before the Georgia Supreme Court.

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.

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Drug agents search three Albany businesses

Albany business owner arrested on drug-related charges

Drug agents arrest the owner of a business and two of his employees.

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Farmers Albany conference question food stamp cuts

Minority farmers discuss new farm bill

Black farmers attend an Albany conference on agricultural issues.

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Thefts from vehicles on the rise in Albany

Don’t leave anything in your car, Albany police advise

The Albany Police Department holds a media conference on rising thefts from vehicles.

Albany agents chase suspects, make drug arrests

Agents of Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit chase down suspects

Albany drug agents chase two suspects through north Albany.

Man sentenced in Dawson hit and run

Man pleads guilty in Dawson vehicle deaths

Scotty Oxford is sentenced to prison for two vehicle deaths last year.

Albany - Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Feb. 14, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

Parents of Albany murder victim to sue monitoring company

Parents plan to sue judicial monitoring company

The parents of an Albany murder victim to sue the judicial electronic monitoring company.

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Angry customer hits Cinnabon owner with soft drink

Customer becomes irate when drink he has tasted is not replaced at no cost

Albany police are asking for help in identifying a man who is facing battery charges for a Monday incident at Cinnabon in the Albany Mall.

Moultrie pastor accused of sex with a minor

The minister has been charged with child molestation and statutory rape, deputies say

The pastor of New Jeruselem Church in Moultrie has been released from jail on bond, officials said.

Man killed in Albany pickup truck crash

A single-car wreck in Albany leaves one dead, one injured

Police say the truck hit several stationary objects and caught fire in the early morning wreck.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Feb. 12, 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.

Worth County High School in Sylvester evacuated

School evacuated to search for “fireworks-like” device.

Worth County High School was evacuated Tuesday as a precautionary measure.

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Kids in the Kitchen event held at the Albany Mall

Albany women’s group teaches nutrition to kids

The Albany Junior League talks to kids about nutrition at the Albany Mall

Albany pair sentenced for bank robbery

Armed robbers sentenced in Albany

Two Albany men have been sentenced to heavy terms in prison for bank robbery.

Albany house fire set intentionally

Investigator says arson was cause of Thursday night Albany house fire

An investigation of Thursday’s house fire in south Albany points to arson.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS Reports - Feb. 8, 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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Albany store evacuated after false bomb scare

Unknown caller clears Albany store with bomb threat

Hobby Lobby on Dawson Road was evacuated Friday after a groundless bomb scare.

Albany firefighters battle flames in pickup truck fire

A pickup bursts into flames Thursday on the Liberty Expressway

No one was injured in the vehicle fire, which took about 400 gallons of water to extinguish.

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

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 16 incidents on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

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Women cops collect dresses for Albany teens

Women’s cop group helps needy girls attend prom

Women in Law Enforcement is collecting lightly used prom dresses for girls who really need them.

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Former Albany firefighter named fire chief of Manchester

Former Albany assistant chief Roderick Jolivette will be assume the new position on Feb. 17

Roderick Jolivette was employed by the Albany Fire Department for three decades.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Feb. 6, 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.

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On the Job with Troy Conley

ON THE JOB: Troy Conley, who became a police officer at 19, leads the public school police force in Albany

Troy Conley, chief of the Dougherty County School System Police Department, is a single dad whose job calls on him to protect Dougherty County’s more than 16,000 public school students.

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Albany hosts fur and feather hunts

Hunters flock to Albany to stalk raccoons and quail

Southwest Georgia hunting attracts crowds to a busy weekend in the Good Life City.

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Community Night offers guidelines for Albany voters

Albany Civil Rights Institute sponsors voter information

A Community Night program at the Albany Civil Rights Institute presents basic voter guidelines.

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Three arrested in Sylvester convenience store robbery case

The arrested men are all 18-year-old Sylvester residents

The trio has been charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault in connection with Sunday’s Flash Foods store robbery.

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Albany firefighters make contribution to Red Cross

Calendar sales generate $1,200 for the Red Cross

Participating Albany firefighters sell calendars to help designated charities, with this year’s beneficiary being the Flint River chapter of the American Red Cross.

Arrest made in Albany hit-and-run case

Two pedestrians were injured in the Jan. 16 incident

Gary Potter is accused of hitting two people with his vehicle in the Hunter’s Mill parking lot following an argument in a bar located in the shopping center.

Albany - Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Jan. 25, 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.

Arrests made in shooting of Albany High student

Police arrest a 16-year-old boy who is accused of being the shooter

Dougherty County School System police have also arrested two adults and have recovered narcotics and firearms in the case.

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Suspects nabbed for Albany soft drink theft

Albany teens charged with theft and criminal trespass

A moonlighting Sheriff’s deputy nails teenage soft drink bandits.

Albany - Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Jan. 24, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

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New arrests in Albany murder case

Two more suspects charged in Albany murder case

Two additional suspects have been charged in the robbery/murder of Jamey Spurlock.

Albany - Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Jan. 23, 2014

Public service 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.

More indictments in MCLB-Albany transportation scam

Albany scam suspects could face prison time

Three south Georgia men are the latest to be indicted in the MCLB-Albany transportation scam.

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Sylvester drug agents make marijuana bust

Sylvester resident arrested for pot possession

Police in Worth County arrest a resident for marijuana possession.

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Sylvester food store robbed at gunpoint

Food store robbers work as team

A Sylvester food store is robbed by masked gunmen.

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

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

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Moultrie murder suspect surrenders to authorities

Moultrie fugitive gives up to police

A Moultrie murder suspect turns himself in.

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Albany High School shooting victim identified

Albany High shooting suspect still at large

The student who was shot at Albany High School Friday is identified.