Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
May 20, 2004
Albany-Cordele police officer Carrie Lull gets ready to patrol a serious problem in a small South Georgia city.
"This area over here is one of our drug neighborhoods," says Lull. Frequent drug distribution and gang activity in Cordele is a major concern. Lull explains "We get a lot of people selling off their bikes and out of their cars"
A playground on the corner of Tenth Street and second avenue may look like an area of innocent childhood play, but signs like a small dope bag tell a completely different story. Along with gang graffiti painted throughout the park. Lull says "The same one's that are all over the country are here in Cordele. We have the Crips, the bloods. There broken down into the 2-4's, the Oak boyz."
In an organized fashion, Gangs often commit serious crimes. "From theft, to aggrivated assault, to murder," explains Lull, but the acts are violent from the moment people join. Lull says "They have beat ins for initiation. They have sex ins for the females."
Authorities say there are gangs on every side of Cordele so the community is working to create a more positive environment for its young people like building a family and youth resource center. Youth center planner, Kathy Garwood says "Children, Teenagers are looking for an opportunity to belong." A place to belong is what some of Cordele's young people may find at the new center. "The more that we can provide for them like positive gang if you will involvement is to the betterment of the entire community," explains Garwood because this is a community that hopes signs of gangs in their city will fade.
The Family and Youth Resource center is expected to Open in July. Planners hope the new center will get kids off the street and involved in more positive experiences.