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A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
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Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Promising community service and hard work, Albany's new Police Chief took the oath of office Friday, saying that improving APD's image is a top priority. John Proctor comes to Albany from Tallahassee where he served 28 years.
With a standing room only crowd offering congratulations and applause, Chief John Proctor took the oath of office from Chief Judge Willie Lockette to become the Albany Police Chief.
Proctor's wife of 32 years, Barbara, pinned his badge to make him officially Albany's top cop, and he said he is ready to serve the community.
"I want to hear your concerns as your Police Chief,' Proctor said. "Because I can't do it by myself. I want you to know that I will work hard for you everyday."
Proctor said his first jobs are to schedule officers to maximize coverage, and to change the Albany Police Department image. "For too long it has been expressed that the Police Department does not do the things that it needs to do for the community. And we are going to work on that very hard, everyday."
Proctor emphasized that hard work, everyday, will be one of his keys to the crime problems in Albany. "I won't give the illusion or the false promise that their won't be any crime, but I can tell you that we'll work on it everyday. We'll work hard on it everyday."
Nine former colleagues of Proctor's from the Tallahassee Police Department attended his swearing in ceremony in Albany to show their support.
Chief Proctor also pledged improved communication with the community, saying he is already speaking to community groups and churches.