Wanted: Dead beat parents - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Wanted: Dead beat parents

June 14, 2004

Albany - Prosecutors are urging dead beat parents to pay up.

This year, 3,000 letters have been sent to parents who are not financially taking care of their sons and daughters.

On June 15th, those parents can work out a payment plan. Dougherty County District Attorney Ken Hodges says, "I don't want to put them in jail. I don't want to have to use that arm, but we have to if they leave no other recourse. I want the non custodial parents to live up to their child support and obligations to pay the money to benefit the children."

Parents who have not paid child support are expected to pay at the new Department of Human Resources office at 200 West Oglethorpe Boulevard in Albany.

If you fail to pay, your driver's license or professional license can be revoked. After that, you may end up in court.

Out of the cases dealing with deadbeat parents 15 to 20 percent of those are women.

posted at 6:30PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Tyson plant in Dawson to close permanently

    Tyson plant in Dawson to close permanently

    Friday, May 25 2018 2:14 PM EDT2018-05-25 18:14:33 GMT
    Officials with Tyson Foods announced Friday that the plant in Dawson will permanently close. (Source: WALB)Officials with Tyson Foods announced Friday that the plant in Dawson will permanently close. (Source: WALB)

    Officials with Tyson Foods announced Friday that the plant in Dawson will permanently close. The poultry facility employs 300 people.

    More >>

    Officials with Tyson Foods announced Friday that the plant in Dawson will permanently close. The poultry facility employs 300 people.

    More >>
  • Woman OK after morning car fire in Albany

    Woman OK after morning car fire in Albany

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:36 PM EDT2018-05-25 16:36:43 GMT
    Crews work to put out car fire (Source: WALB)Crews work to put out car fire (Source: WALB)
    Crews work to put out car fire (Source: WALB)Crews work to put out car fire (Source: WALB)

    The passenger of a car that caught on fire Friday morning is OK. A woman said she was driving to work on GA Highway 300 when she took the Slappey Boulevard South exit. 

    More >>

    The passenger of a car that caught on fire Friday morning is OK. A woman said she was driving to work on GA Highway 300 when she took the Slappey Boulevard South exit. 

    More >>
  • Trees could causes issues after heavy rain

    Trees could causes issues after heavy rain

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:32 PM EDT2018-05-25 16:32:26 GMT
    Harper Tree Service working in East Albany on a removal project (Source WALB)Harper Tree Service working in East Albany on a removal project (Source WALB)
    Harper Tree Service working in East Albany on a removal project (Source WALB)Harper Tree Service working in East Albany on a removal project (Source WALB)

    Rain is expected over the weekend and one major concern right now is falling trees. The moist ground after weeks of dry weather making tree susceptible to toppling over.

    More >>

    Rain is expected over the weekend and one major concern right now is falling trees. The moist ground after weeks of dry weather making tree susceptible to toppling over.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly