Saturday, May 25 2013 8:43 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:43:55 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 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 >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
July 16, 2004
Albany-- Dougherty County Sheriff Jamil Saba says he has a goal not only to continue, but expand programs to keep kids off the streets and out of trouble.
Jamil Saba is enjoying his 20 years as Sheriff of Dougherty County. "Been here, the Sheriff for 20 years, and have enjoyed every minute of it," he said.
He enjoyed it enough to run for re-election. Saba says one if his greatest accomplishments is the G.R.E.A.T. program-- Gang Resistance Education and Training. "This is a program we've had for several years and the last four years I got a grant from the federal government to keep this program going."
The father of two knows the importance of keeping kids on the right track. "When I first ran, I always said, prevention is the name of the game. If you can prevent it you come out ahead."
And Saba hopes summer mentoring camps like these will put him one step ahead of his opponent, Albany Police Lieutenant James Williams.
"These are good kids and we want to make sure they have a good life." A good life that means staying out of trouble. Right now, the GREAT camp is six weeks long, but Saba says if he's elected again he promises to expand the program to focus on keeping kids away from drugs and alcohol. "We are going to see what we can do next year, make it a little longer."
And Saba would like a more time to mold these kids into bright and safe citizens.
Before Jamil Saba became Dougherty County Sheriff, he was a deputy and investigator.