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Criminals went to the back door of a house on South Street in Thomasville, and burst their way inside on Wednesday night. Police say they took several hundred dollars worth of electronics and a YamahaMore >>
Criminals went to the back door of a house on South Street in Thomasville, and burst their way inside on Wednesday night. Police say they took several hundred dollars worth of electronics and a Yamaha four-wheeler, and made a clean getaway.More >>
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Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The popular website facebook seems fun and harmless, but law enforcers say if you aren't careful it can attract criminals and create dangerous situations.
Because of safety concerns the networking site is launching a safety center to make members aware of dangers while surfing the net. And even Albany law enforcers have some safety tips of their own for facebook users.
It seems as though everyone has a facebook page, in fact there are 400 million users. It's a fun website especially when you are bored at home but law enforcers say you have to use caution when accepting friend requests, posting pictures, and especially posting status updates telling the world where you are and what you're doing.
The average facebook user spends at least one hour on the addicting website per day. But even when you're not online, friends, friends of friends, and even strangers could be looking at your page.
"So you really don't want to give out information like you're going to be out of town or on vacation," said Capt. Craig Dodd with the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office says posting such status updates is asking for trouble. Especially since most people are burglarized by people they know.
"You might as well put a sign up that says, here I'll be out of town, come break into my house," said Capt. Dodd.
Instead, wait to post pictures and updates when you get BACK from vacation. He also warns users to use caution when posting personal info, even birthdays. He suggests only posting your month and year, not the exact day.
"There are websites where they can find you by your cell phone number, by your name and date of birth you can find anybody you want to find on the web," said Capt. Dodd.
Because of that scary fact, the social networking giant just launched a new "safety center" full of tools for teenagers, teachers, parents, even law enforcers, who also have a special warning for women.
"Women constantly post pics of themselves at the beach in bikinis and that's a really bad idea," said Dodd.
The most helpful tool to insure safety on facebook is the privacy tab. Change your settings so only your close friends can see your info, pictures, and comments.
Last month an Indiana woman told police one of her facebook friends burglarized her home after she updated her facebook status, saying she and her fiancee would be at a concert.