Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
January 29, 2004
Dougherty County -- A keg party for underaged teens is raided by Albany Dougherty Drug Agents. Ten people were arrested when the party in South Dougherty county was busted Friday night. Now a warning that underage drinking parties won't not be tolerated.
Neighbors say these tiki torches were burning Friday night at the driveway of the two homes on Tarva Road, and they could tell some kind of party was going on. A caller alerted Police that kids were drinking at the party.
Around 11:15 Albany Dougherty Drug Agents investigated, and found about 50 people drinking beer from a keg and other alcoholic products. Dougherty District Attorney Ken Hodges said "They had a bonfire there. Of course when the Police showed up, kids did what kids will do. They took off running through the woods."
52 year old Danny Jones, the property owner, was arrested for providing alcohol to a minor. Officers caught 9 other people, 5 who were 17 years of age or older, and 4 juveniles. Investigators figure only about 15 of the 50 people at the party were 21 years old.
District Attorney Ken Hodges said he was most disturbed by how young some of the kids involved were. Hodges said "The youngest age that was caught was 14, that had been consuming alcohol." Hodges said many of the people at the party were involved at a BMX bicycle competition that day, where reportedly flyers were given out directing people to the party. There were several cars with out of state license plates parked at the party. Hodges said "One, two, or three O-clock in the morning these kids were going to get in these cars and drive away. And that's precisely why it's important we stopped it when we did, when we found out about it."
Warrants were taken for Danny Jones arrest today, charging him with more than a dozen counts of providing alcohol and the delinquency of minors.
The 9 others arrested were charged with underage consumption.
The charges against Jones are misdemeanors. He could receive one year in jail or a thousand dollar fine for each count if convicted.