Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:32 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:32:02 GMT
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:31:27 GMT
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dougherty County's Juvenile Judge says he is seeing an alarming increase in kids charged with burglary, gun possession, and violent crime in his court. And he says state budget cuts are hurting his efforts to punish young people.
Judge Herbie Solomon told the Albany Gang Task Force he has heard 59 burglary cases involving juveniles already this year, compared to 63 in all of 2008. He says even more alarming, those young burglars are targeting guns in those thefts, not fearing the legal punishment if caught.
Dougherty Juvenile Court Judge Herbie Solomon says "It is a big concern that we have children that have guns on the streets. Unfortunately if a child has a gun on the streets, that is treated as a misdemeanor. In my opinion the Legislature needs to address that issue."
Judge Solomon said state budget cuts have closed two youth detention centers, boot camps, and wilderness camps where juveniles would serve short term sentences. He says that limits the sentencing choices he has, and kids on the streets know about the punishment limitations they face.