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Community meets to Stop The Violence

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Church and community leaders are trying to stop the violence.

They kicked off a citywide weekend awareness campaign to prevent crime Thursday evening.

Volunteers ran from area churches to the Dougherty County Courthouse with torches to kick of the campaign.

Hundreds gathered at the Albany State Stadium in support of what community leaders are trying to do.

Bishop Williams' life was forever changed when his sister was killed in December, he wants to try to make sure no other family has to go through that.

"We can catch a generation right now and help them to turn from their ways and provide for them a future that is bright and promising," said Bishop Frederick Williams, Gethsemane Worship Center.

Stop the Violence is also giving young people something to do with Hoopfest, a citywide basketball tournament through Sunday.

The games start Friday at 5PM at the Albany State's HYPER Gym.

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