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Albany, Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports — June 20-21

— Entering autos on the 1300 block of Hampton Court, the 120 block of Hunter Street, the 100 block of Hunter Street, the 2000 block of West Gordon Avenue and the 100 block of Adelyn Road;

ALBANY HERALD - 2018-06-21 18:28:00

Collision at Washington and Pine

The Albany Police Department and Dougherty County EMS responded to an auto accident on the corner of Pine Avenue and North Washington Street this morning. At least one person was taken by ambulance for medical treatment. The location has recently experienced traffic light outages due to necessary po

ALBANY HERALD - 2018-06-22 14:51:00

Crews put out apartment fire in Albany

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -Firefighters were on the scene of an apartment fire in Albany early Thursday morning.The fire happened around 5:30 in the 600 block of Tift Avenue.Battalion Chief Keith Ambrose said 14 firefighters responded to the fire and that the fire was contained within minutes.Firefighters c


‘Trailblazers’ honored at Boyd-Grant Dinner

ALBANY — They came in their finery, some 700-plus strong, to celebrate unsung community heroes at the fifth Boyd-Grant Community Service Dinner Friday night.

ALBANY HERALD - 2018-06-23 00:13:00

Job opportunities looking good in Albany

ALBANY – Economic opportunity can make, or break, a community determining the very quality of life for the citizens who live there. And, according to Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler, those types of opportunities, namely jobs, are looking pretty good in Albany as the city posted its lowest une

ALBANY HERALD - 2018-06-21 20:05:00

Albany Commissioner Fletcher responds to critics

ALBANY — Businesswoman/Ward III Albany City Commissioner B.J. Fletcher is, by reputation, an outgoing personality.


Albany Technical College students return from trip to Ireland

From left, Aaron Alvey, chairman of the Industrial Systems Technology program at Albany Technical College, and students Theresa Barbosa-Weston and Willie White recently returned stateside after a learning trip to Ireland. (Staff photo: Terry Lewis)

ALBANY HERALD - 2018-06-21 18:53:00

Federal drug case grows: 6 more arrested

The indictments for the six were handed down in mid-April, said Lt. Steve Exum, who commands the Drug Enforcement Team.


Sewer system continues to plague Albany

Over the weekend, another sewage spill, the third within a month and the fourth within three months, released what officials describe as an “undetermined amount” of raw sewage, mixed with storm water runoff, into the Flint River.


Big Blue Bus Tour is ‘more than swim and gym’

ALBANY — A busload of people interested in living in the Albany area were shown what some of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany facilities have to offer Thursday as the fourth annual Big Blue Bus Tour kicked off at the Civic Center. A City of Albany bus picked up attendees from the Civic Center, took

ALBANY HERALD - 2018-06-21 21:11:00

Albany, Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports — June 18-19

— Criminal trespass, family violence, on the 3100 block of Crepe Myrtle Court and the 500 block of Don Cutler Sr. Drive;


National days add flair to the first day of summer

So today, turn up your air conditioner, pour yourself a glass of iced tea and invest in a good pair of UV-filtered sunglasses and a bottle of sunscreen because summer is here. That’s right. Forget the 90-degree weather and the window-fogging humidity that already has struck us like a hammer, today i


Woman steals multiple vehicles, crashes car during pursuit

A woman is in the Worth County Jail, after allegedly stealing multiple vehicles, and leading officers on a chase that ended in Crisp County.


Subjects arrested in Dougherty, Lee car break-ins

ALBANY — Crimes of opportunity: That’s the way Albany Police Department Sgt. Jon Segroves, who spoke on behalf of multiple law enforcement agencies, described the string of entering autos across Dougherty and Lee counties during a joint news conference Tuesday.


Charge reduced on man arrested days after guilty plea for aggravated assault

Police arrested Kastelic, 28, two days after he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault of Chelsi Luckie, 200 block Seminole Drive.


MICHAEL LOMAX: Pixar scores another win with ‘Incredibles 2’

If there’s a studio I trust with sequels, it’s Pixar, and with “Incredibles 2” setting animation box office records already, there’s little wonder why. Pixar is just that good.


Phoebe hosts annual Ties That Bind

Men with a desire to be men-tors took part in the annual Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital-sponsored Ties That Bind event last week. The men showed young boys, many of whom had never owned a tie, how to tie the neckwear.


Albany Cares Group hosts first of planned community festivals

ALBANY — There is, Tosh Sevier points out, his voice growing more animated with the telling, an African proverb “Ubuntu.”


Dougherty commissioners get several options on raising millage rate

From left, Dougherty County Commissioners Lamar Hudgins, John Hayes and Clinton Johnson and interim County Administrator Mike McCoy heard several options on raising millage rates at the commission’s regular meeting Monday. (Staff Photo: Terry Lewis)


Grille House offers great food, atmosphere in downtown Albany

The home-style restaurant has everything you could need, from its enclosed outdoor seating with a view of Front Street and Broad Avenue to a banquet hall. The atmosphere changes from room to room, and on top of everything, they serve real, flavorful, country cooking that deserves the people of south