Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:17 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:17:14 GMT
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Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:02:02 GMT
The Albany Police Depart is engaged in a recruitment campaign to get its officer corps up to full strength. APD is budgeted for 214 officers, and right now is about 20 officers short of that level, andMore >>
The Albany Police Depart is engaged in a recruitment campaign to get its officer corps up to full strength. APD offers the training program for people who do not already have POST certification. Starting salary for a rookie officer is over $33,000 annually.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:55 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:55:33 GMT
The city has settled a lawsuit over more than $2 million in unpaid federal loans owed by the owners of Albany Heights. City attorney Nathan Davis announced that the city had accepted a deed and $110,000More >>
The city has settled a lawsuit over more than $2 million in unpaid federal loans owed by the owners of Albany Heights.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:52:29 GMT
An Albany man is trying to get his stolen property returned, after it was taken from his Cumberland Lane home Tuesday, and his camera got a partial look at the culprits. He said that two people brokeMore >>
An Albany man is trying to get his stolen property returned, after it was taken from his Cumberland Lane home Tuesday, and his camera got a partial look at the culprits.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:44 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:44:53 GMT
Animal shelters and organizations across Georgia are getting a boost from grants totaling $125,000. Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black made the announcement Wednesday.More >>
Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black made the announcement Wednesday that the Spay and Neuter grants will be split between 19 recipients as part of the Dog and Cat Sterilization Program.More >>
July 18, 2003
Americus-- Forty years ago, 33 Americus girls were beaten and jailed in Leesburg for a month and a half. Their story is being told tomorrow night on the big screen.
LuLu Westbrooks Griffin is one of the girls who was unjustly jailed after participating in a youth-led rally for civil rights in Americus in 1963. Griffin was only 12.
A movie depicting the Leesburg Stockade incident will be shown at the Rylander Theater tomorrow night at seven.
Griffin hopes the film will be an inspiration to children. "What we need to know is that you are not to young to have ideas and beliefs. You are not to young to change the system which we did, and we did that not with guns or hatred but with love and songs."
The old Leesburg Stockade still stands. During the forty-five days, the girls shared one room with a broken toliet. There was no water, no beds, and they were fed one under-cooked hamburger a day.
The National Guard, summoned by President John F. Kennedy, was called in to release the girls.