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Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. Spiderman, Ariel and a few others made rounds to the children on the pediatricMore >>
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. More >>
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Students and teachers at a south Georgia school dedicated a special spot to a little girl killed in a school bus crash two weeks ago. Several other Pataula Charter Academy students were injured in thatMore >>
Students and teachers at Pataula Charter Academy dedicated a park bench on the playground of the school where 10-year-old Jordyn Doughtie was a student.More >>
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Jurors heard closing arguments Wednesday afternoon in the aggravated assault trial of three South Georgia men charged with beating a man in the parking lot of a northwest Albany club. Prosecutors sayMore >>
Prosecutors say three men beat a man in an Albany club parking lot so fiercely they fractured his skull.More >>
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Dougherty County Police are investigating a rash of entering auto thefts in the West region of the county. They hope you can identify one suspected thief caught on camera. Take a look at the young manMore >>
Dougherty County Police are looking for a young man captured on surveillance video using a stolen debit card.More >>
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Teachers and parents have new resources to help kids deal with major issues such as bullying, depression, and obesity. Now kids and educators have the power to make a difference. Officials with Phoebe'sMore >>
Teachers and parents have new resources to help kids deal with major issues such as bullying, depression, and obesity. Now kids and educators have the power to make a difference. Officials with Phoebe's Network of Trust highlighted those resources at a special luncheon Wednesday.More >>
Many people who like to enjoy a little night life agree Albany needs more choices.
Nightlife regular, Chandler Dabbs says, "Because Albany is kind of a small town we don't have a lot going on."
Another regular Chris Hatcher says," Just give us a little something to do, what else do we have?"
Unfortunately, the city now has fewer options: One Trick Pony, The Crow Bar, and the only remaining Beef O'Brady's all shut down over the weekend.
It's a hit to the economy but some people say the closures also hurt the area's quality of life.
"Albany's a really small town and there isn't much going on. Any time two of your major establishments are closed, it can be a damper on the community," says Dabbs
But it could provide a push for the downtown area to focus on establishing a true and consistent nightlife.
"But that just means that there is an opportunity for someone else to fill that void, as a whole, for downtown to be vibrant and it's very important," says Downtown Manager Aaron Blair.
If that void isn't filled many Night Owls say Albany nights will be a lot less fun.