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Albany police respond to bomb threat, car thefts
ALBANY — Albany Police Department officers responded to a bomb threat, burglaries and car thefts in central and west Albany last week. According to a report provided by APD spokeswoman Phyllis Banks, a burglary alarm went off on the 900 block of West Third Avenue Thursday between noon-12:11 p.m. Whe
Book tells Wingfield’s warts-and-all story
ALBANY — The white hair in his goatee has pretty much overtaken the black, and he walks with a noticeable limp. But Dontonio Wingfield, the greatest basketball player — and, few would argue — the greatest athlete to ever come out of Albany/Dougherty County is still, at 44, a bigger-than-life presenc
Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive — Wontonia Jermaine Hall
ALBANY — The Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive this week is Wontonia Jermaine Hall. All fugitives on the Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted List should be considered armed and dangerous.
USave It Classic begins Thursday at Monroe
This might just be the best time of the year for high school basketball fans in Albany because the annual USave It Pharmacy Classic will bring the opportunity for local fans to see 16 basketball games over three days this week.
Dougherty libraries get in on giving season
ALBANY — The holiday season in Albany this year came with a bit of added sparkle. The glow of Christmas is noted particularly in the downtown area with the placement of decorations and the lighting of the city tree. Three years since a decor upgrade, onlookers have enjoyed the newest additions, appr
Lanier elected to board of Georgia Oilmen’s Association
ALBANY — Bradwell Lanier was recently elected to the board of directors of the Georgia Oilmen’s Association. The GOA promotes the interests and welfare of its members, raises professional standards in the petroleum industry and represents its members in state and national government. Lanier is the v
Erin Andews chosen among 2019 Young Gamechangers
ALBANY — Walton County and the city of Monroe are the next community targeted for evaluation by the Young Gamechangers group. And an Albany native, Erin Andrews, is part of the 50-member team chosen for the project.
Rescheduling of Christmas Parade doesn’t hurt crowd
ALBANY — Nasty weather may have forced the rescheduling — and re-rescheduling — of the Albany Christmas Parade, but the two-week delay did nothing to tamp down the enthusiasm for the annual parade.
APD gives tips on what to do in the event of a bomb threat
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Law enforcement is investigating a number of hoax bomb threats across the U.S. Albany police gave tips on what you should do if someone sends you an email bomb threat.
Franchises show interest in Albany market
ALBANY — Multiple franchises have shown interest in expanding their operations to Albany but seek local entrepreneurs to step up to the plate. Businesses such as Right at Home, Home Clean Heroes and Two Men and a Truck offer services to consumers, but FranNet acts as a “Match.com” for individuals lo
Albany police making big push for ‘Put the Guns Down’ initiative
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany Police Department said it started the ‘Put the Guns Down’ initiative earlier this year to make Albany safer. Now, police want to expand and do more to get their message across.
Thousands to be fed in Albany church’s annual food drive
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An east Albany pastor says because of Hurricane Michael, there is a greater need for her church’s annual food drive. For more than 20 years First Apolistic Church has fed thousands of people in their food drive.
Jury delivers verdict in Albany double murder trial
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A jury returned a verdict on Thursday for the 2017 murders of two Albany teens. [ Albany Police: Second person dies after Saturday double shooting ]. Joseph Jones III was found guilty of two counts of felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of possession of
Albany City Commission approves $18.3 million smart meter loan
ALBANY — The Albany City Commission, at a called meeting Friday morning, approved an $18.3 million loan that will finance the city’s $20.8 million advanced metering infrastructure project for Albany Utilities.
Third suspect in October homicide, Dontavious Thomas, turns himself in
ALBANY — The third suspect in the fatal shooting of Johnny Young, 33, turned himself in on Wednesday, officials with the Albany Police Department said. Dontavious “June June” Thomas, 30, was wanted by the APD for his suspected involvement in Young’s death in October.
Eleven plea guilty to food stamp fraud charges stemming from Donalsonville case
ALBANY — The former co-owner of a Donalsonville grocery store, along with 10 customers, have pled guilty to charges related to defrauding the federal food stamp program, Charles “Charlie” Peeler, the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, said.
Albany police, firefighters respond to bomb threat at Barber Petroleum and Equipment
ALBANY — The Albany Police Department is investing a bomb threat call that came in earlier this afternoon. Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman for the APD, said officers received a call for a bomb threat at 1:18 p.m. at Barber Petroleum and Equipment. She said the bomb threat came to the business via email,
Albany, Dougherty County officials meet with members of legislative delegation
ALBANY — Group after group of Dougherty County and Albany leadership marched into a meeting room in the Central Square Building on Thursday to present their “wish lists of asks” to five members of the Albany area legislative delegation.
Albany Police Department investigating entering autos, burglaries
ALBANY — Entering auto and burglary incidents are included in the cases the Albany Police Department has responded to since Monday, available reports show. A synopsis made available by Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman for the APD, said an entering auto is reported to have taken place between 11:05 p.m. on
Lequrica Gaskins to serve as Albany’s new downtown manager
ALBANY– The city of Albany announced Wednesday that Lequrica Gaskins has been selected to serve as the city’s new downtown manager, a position through which she will have a central role in helping with Albany’s downtown revitalization efforts.