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Three Albany men, charged with beating a man in a bar parking lot so viciously they fractured his skull. are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their trial. After three hours of deliberationMore >>
A guilty verdict after three hours of deliberation, as three Albany men are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their aggravated assault trial.More >>
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Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
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 >>
April 20, 2004
Albany-- Loud music coming from cars or homes makes some people very upset. But the people playing the music feel it's their right to turn it up.
Mike Brooks' car audio system cranks out and incredible 13,000 Watts of music power. Brooks says, "I enjoy the sound quality, [and] loud music."
Volume some enjoy, but some find annoying. An Albany Police officer pulls over a car. The officer says to the driver: "Please turn down the volume. The reason I pulled you over, your music is too loud."
Now it is illegal to have music or sounds heard 100 feet away from the source of the sound. The old ordinance specified a distanceof 50 feet. "If we can hear your music from 100 feet or better, you are in violation of the ordinance of loud music in Albany," the officer says.
Police Chief Bobby Johnson said, "State law has it that it has to be 100 feet. The city law was more of a constraint, by 50 feet. There were some inconsistency there."
Mike Brooks owns Y-2K Audio, and his biggest seller is powerful car audio systems. Brooks said, "Get on the open road, get on the highway. Freedom of choice. On the highway, there's no one around you,turn your system up if you want. But when you are in town in a residential neighborhood, keep the volume at a moderate to low level."
At least moderate enough that it can't be heard 100 feet away.
Albany Police officers say increasing the noise ordinance to 100 feet will make it easier to ticket and prosecute offenders, because the volume will be more obviously disruptive.