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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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) – The raid started as a surprise check by State Probation Officers. About 6 AM When they went to 910 Riley Street, they found marijuana on a living room table.
They called in drug agents and gang officers who found more drugs hidden under the insulation in the attic.
Drug agents found a sawed off shotgun and assault type rifle during their raid, but it was two bullet proof vests that really concerned them. Officers worry the people in the house were preparing for a shoot out.
ADDU Commander Major Bill Berry said "The guns are always a concern, a threat. But the vests is another level. That's taking it to another level."
29 year old Frederick Green cursed and threatened our photographer as he was led to a Sheriff's transport van. His 32 year old brother Derrick Green and 23 year old Erica Nixon were all led out of the home in handcuffs, charged with probation violation and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
Agents found a little less than one half pound of marijuana, wrapped in individual baggies for sale. They also seized $6100 in cash, and three small handguns. Gang unit Officers helped in the raid, but did not find any gang evidence.
Gang Unit Commander Captain Mack Green said "Anytime we get a gun off the streets, that's great. Today we got 3 off the streets, so that's a great thing."
There were three different teams of Probation Officers scheduled to make more than 40 checks across Dougherty County. Law enforcement says they are a good way to fight crime problems.
Berry said "We are going to continue to do this. As long as we've got problems with shooting and weapons floating around, we are going to continue to rattle doors and shake leaves."
Drug agents Friday afternoon were checking the guns to see if they were stolen, or if they had been used in any recent crimes. One of the pistols' serial numbers appeared to have been altered.
Several cars loaded with expensive rims and accessories were parked in the driveway.