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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 >>
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 >>
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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 >>
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) – A rash of crimes this weekend kept Albany police busy.
The all took place between 11 Saturday night and five Sunday morning.
Shortly after 11:30 Saturday night APD was called to the 2000 block of East Oglethorpe, at LaFuente Restaurant, to an attempted armed robbery.
38-year-old Jacinto Escobar told them two suspects approached him in the parking lot and asked for a cigarette.
One of the men, armed with a handgun, then demanded money.
Escobar said when he attempted to turn and run away, he was struck in the head with an unknown object. The suspects then fled the scene on foot empty handed.
Shortly before 4 Sunday morning in the 1800 block of Massey drive 29-year-old Jeffrey Shulez and 29-year-old Lavetta Turner said they were walking past Dougherty Middle School on their way home when they were approached by a male suspect armed with a handgun.
The man demanded money but only got away with victims' cell phones.
Around 4:30 Saturday morning in the 300 block of South Davis 19-year-old Johnny Lee Wilson said while he was walking home, he was approached by three male suspects.
The men demanded money; one of them struck the victim across the head with an unknown object.
When he was hit Wilson fled the scene, the men didn't get anything. The victim was not able to give police a good description of the three men.