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Colonial Village is rosy again

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An East Albany neighborhood isn't allowing flower thieves to steal their joy.  

Folks who live in Colonial Village celebrated their blooming neighborhood Wednesday. In May, someone stole 20 knockout rose bushes from three different flower beds in that subdivision. They had been able to develop those flower beds through beautification grants.

City and county leaders praised the efforts of the community for banding together and working to keep criminals out of their neighborhood. 

"We are taking back our neighborhood," said Mayor Pro Tem Dorothy Hubbard.  "This is an example of how we can take back our neighborhood and we are not going to let the criminals be in charge. There are more of us than there are of them."

Albany Police John Chief Proctor said, "This is how you take back your community. You show the criminal element that you will not accept them taking over."

The neighborhood is replanting the stolen flowers through another grant they received through Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful.

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