Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany's new police chief certainly has his work cut out for him. On his first day on the job, his officers charged a woman with the brutal murder of an 88-year old woman.
There's also been a rash of home invasions and armed robberies recently, and gang crimes are on the rise. So what does he plan to do to stop all the violent crime?
Just as crime is on the minds of people who live in Albany, it's top on the list of concerns of the new police chief. "Any crime is one too many, and I want to do anything we can to deal with those issues," said Albany's new Police Chief John Proctor.
While the chief didn't outline his plan of attack to deal with problems, he did say his department will be working closely with other agencies in the county and within the region. "We're going to work with the other law enforcement agencies, other members of criminal justice, the media, whoever it is that we can get our word out that we're going to be very focused on fighting crime and protecting this community."
And he wants the community to be involved and informed. "I want to make sure our staff at the police department understands that we work for the citizens and it's going to be our focus to make sure that we both fight crime, we're interactive with the community, we're responsive to this community and the hope is at some point among this journey the community will recognize and say that the Albany Police Department is a great organization."
An organization with a new leader and a new focus. So far, the Chief has been busy with a lot of administrative work, filling out paperwork and undergoing new employee orientation.
Tuesday, he met with senior staff members and says he's ready to get down to the business of running the police department.