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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
March 19, 2003
Albany -- Do you know your neighbor? You can now find out if parolees live in your neighborhood. There are names, addresses and pictures of the nearly 22,000 parolees in Georgia on the Internet.
Thirty-three-year-old parolee Eric Powell looks at his picture on the "Know thy Neighbor" web site. Powell said "I think it's a good thing because people want to feel safe in the community."
Powell has been on parole since August 2001 for burglary. Powell has now turned his life around, and says he thinks the Parole web site, even with his picture and information, is a good idea.
Powell said "Because I have kids, and I certainly want my kids to be safe in the community."
The Web site has a complete database of Georgia's parolees. You can type in your ZIP code, and it will list the parolee's who live in your neighborhood, picture, most serious offense, and beginning and ending parole date.
Albany's Chief Parole Officer, Leslie Lamb, said "We had 78% of them working. They are good, responsible people trying to become good responsible citizens. No, you don't have to panic. It just makes good sense to know who your neighbor is."
Albany Parole officials say many parolees are against the Web site as an invasion of their privacy. But many like Eric support it. Powell said "I don't look at this like a hindrance. I look at it as a tool for me. To do better."
The Know Thy Neighbor web site received almost a half million hits it's first day of operation.