Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:20:52 GMT
The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believesMore >>
The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believes it will be a helpful tool in closing some cases.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:08 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:08:36 GMT
How would you save your pets life if a tornado touched down here in South Georgia? Tuesday's tornado ripped through Oklahoma taking 24 lives, and today families are still searching for their belongingsMore >>
How would you save your pets life if a tornado touched down here in South Georgia? Tuesday's tornado ripped through Oklahoma taking 24 lives, and today families are still searching for their belongings and pets that were lost during the storm More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:43 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:43:09 GMT
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. Spiderman, Ariel and a few others made rounds to the children on the pediatricMore >>
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:40 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:40:51 GMT
Students and teachers at a south Georgia school dedicated a special spot to a little girl killed in a school bus crash two weeks ago. Several other Pataula Charter Academy students were injured in thatMore >>
Students and teachers at Pataula Charter Academy dedicated a park bench on the playground of the school where 10-year-old Jordyn Doughtie was a student.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:31:56 GMT
Jurors heard closing arguments Wednesday afternoon in the aggravated assault trial of three South Georgia men charged with beating a man in the parking lot of a northwest Albany club. Prosecutors sayMore >>
Prosecutors say three men beat a man in an Albany club parking lot so fiercely they fractured his skull.More >>
September 5, 2003
Sycamore- Gas station owner Brad Vyas doesn't worry about helping customers during the day, but his store stays open until midnight an hour when security is a must.
"Sometimes if we are here by ourselves we always like the police to help us out," he says. But there weren't any local policeman to help when a clerk called 9-1-1 two weeks ago.
"My employee was here, and we had a drive off and she called and it took like 15 to 20 minutes for the police to come down here," Vyas adds.
Right now Turner County sheriff's respond to calls in Sycamore. That's because back in May, in a 3-2 vote the city council voted to shut down the local police department. And when citizens complained the mayor took action.
Since Thursday residents have been voting whether they want a local police department that would work primarily during the night, or contract 24-hour law enforcement services from Ashburn. The ballot also asks whether residents would be willing to pay an increased millage rate to fund the department.
"My opinion is and has always been is that I wants what the public here wants. They are the ones who put me in this office, they're the ones that can take me out. They're the ones that will pay the taxes on this department and whatever they want is satisfactory to me," says Mayor Wayne Woodruff.
The city will extend the vote until Tuesday evening giving residents like Vyas a chance to weigh-in on the issue.
"If you have a police station here, it would be so quick. They are faster if they are here. They can come here and reach us quickly, and we stay away from troubles that's more important," Vyas adds.
You do not have to be registered to vote to cast your ballot in the straw poll. Voting will continue at City Hall Monday and Tuesday from 8 AM to 5 PM.