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Jury finds gang members guilty on meth charges

ALBANY — A documented member of a criminal street gang organization, who led a drug distribution network responsible for trafficking more than 150 kilograms of methamphetamine, fentanyl, heroin and other illegal drugs into southwest Georgia, and an associate have been found guilty on multiple drug charges by a federal jury following a weeklong trial.
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Albany Tech 'refreshes' Practical Nursing program

ALBANY — Albany Technical College will hold a special refresh presentation for its Practical Nursing program Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Nathaniel Cross Health Technology Building, Room 112. Program refreshes are a way that Albany Tech introduces existing programs to the community with a new perspective and provides...
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Mother of late Nigel Brown organizes Back-To-School Drive

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Nine-year-old Nigel Brown was killed in his sleep last August. To honor him, his mother is organizing a back-to-school drive. Yolander Brown says it was difficult last year as school was about to start. “At the beginning of the school year, he wasn’t able to go...
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Albany Tech to host Practical Nursing refresh presentation

Albany Technical College (ATC) will hold a special refresh presentation for the Practical Nursing program on Thursday, June 30, at 11:00 A.M. The event will take place in the Nathaniel Cross Health Technology Building (HCT), room 112. Albany Technical College uses program refreshers to introduce existing programs to the community...
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Sen. Ossoff pushes plan to improve healthcare for moms, kids

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - US Sen. Jon Ossoff visited Dougherty County Tuesday to talk about the senate’s recent efforts to strengthen health care for mothers and children. Ossoff calls maternal care in Georgia a crisis. Georgia has one of the worst infant mortality rates in the United States. The...
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Operation Safe Place to be template for future heat waves in Albany

ALBANY — What a difference a week makes, with the 100-plus degrees of a few days ago expected to moderate to around 90 degrees into the weekend. When the mercury spiked last week, the city of Albany and Dougherty County reacted by setting up shelter cooling stations. Local churches participated by opening their doors for “Operation Safe Place,” to allow residents inside to cool off, and providing transportation.
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Albany thanks “Safe Place” participants

ALBANY, GA – The City of Albany would like to thank all of the community partners who assisted us with Operation Safe Place. Dougherty County was instrumental in the success of the initiative as well, especially by providing additional locations for us to utilize and helping us get the word out to the community.
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Independence Day celebrations in Southwest Georgia

Since 1776, July 4th—also known as Independence Day or the Fourth of July — has been celebrated as the birth of American independence. On July 4, 1776, delegates from the 13 colonies unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence, announcing the colonies' separation from Great Britain. The Fourth of...
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UPS donates new semi to Albany Tech CDL Program

Friday morning, Albany Technical College held a special presentation at the Logistics Education Center to introduce a new semi-truck joining their fleet for their Transportation Academy. Through a special partnership, with the United States Parcel Service, UPS, has agreed to donate the semi-truck to be used to train the next...
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Albany Fire Chief appointed to two important boards

Albany Fire Chief Cedric Scott will be representing the City of Albany and Dougherty County with two new appointments. Chief Scott was appointed to the Insurance Services Office (ISO) Advisory Board by the Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John King. The ISO Advisory Board will assist Commissioner King and...
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New hats for AFD’s Scott

ALBANY, GA – Albany Fire Chief Cedric Scott will be representing the City of Albany and Dougherty County with two new appointments. Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John King appointed Chief Scott to the Insurance Services Office (ISO) Advisory Board. The ISO Advisory Board will assist Commissioner King and the State Fire Marshal with evaluating and settling concerns raised by Georgia communities undergoing ISO evaluations.
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Dougherty County Hires Local Artist to Complete Art Mural on Radium Springs Lift Station

Revitalization of what was once a thriving Radium Springs community concept led local area artist, Chris Johnson, to the freshly finished mural at the Ra- dium Springs lift station. For most artists, a personal tie to a meaningful work of art is the norm, but for Johnson, it went a little deeper and into his childhood roots of fond memories at Radium Springs.