Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:28:18 GMT
One south Georgia superintendent says his school system is finally moving in the right direction financially. The Decatur County Board of Education unanimously voted to reduce the number of furlough daysMore >>
One south Georgia superintendent says his school system is finally moving in the right direction financially.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:24 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:24:40 GMT
As Moore, Oklahoma begins what is sure be a long recovery period, folks here in Georgia are revisiting their own safety plans. Tornado and other emergency drills are common in our schools, but one southMore >>
As Moore, Oklahoma begins what is sure be a long recovery period, folks here in Georgia are revisiting their own safety plans. Tornado and other emergency drills are common in our schools, but one south Georgia school superintendent says the preparedness should not just remain in the classroom.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:44 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:44:00 GMT
A Tift County cold case still haunts a family nearly 10 years a young mother's murder. It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her familyMore >>
It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her family believes someone knows who killed her, and they hope the person with that information will bring them the peace they need.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:28:33 GMT
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency: Southwest Georgia Public Health: This public resource targets communities in Southwest Georgia and includes suggestionsMore >>
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:51:04 GMT
Information from the Tift County Sheriff's Office- On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force along with the Tift County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant on the residence of 36More >>
The Mid-South Narcotics Task Force and the Tift County Sheriff's Office arrested 36 year old Daniel Eubanks, and seized over $100K in cash.More >>
July 28, 2004
Albany- When bad weather takes out traffic lights, it's the police who risk their lives and stand in traffic to keep us safe.
That builds public trust, but when police are caught breaking the law, public confidence is shaken.
"This is just a fraction of the officers we have representing the Albany Police Department," said Albany City Manager Janice Allen Jackson.
Patrol woman Melissa Albritten was arrested Tuesday for shoplifting in T.J. Maxx in June.
She's been suspended with pay until she's indicted. Along with the criminal investigation, an administrative investigation is being conducted.
Her arrest comes just two weeks after a jury found officer James Thomas guilty of stealing the wallet off a man who lay badly injured in the street.
Police Chief Bobby Johnson is on vacation. In his absence, Jackson says the department must figure out if these officers should have been hired and if the police chief should be held accountable.
"Certainly if it were a case where the appropriate procedures were not followed in this case, certainly some action would be necessary."
It takes three months to screen officers. They go through criminal background checks, psychological exams and polygraph test. Even their credit histories are checked.
"Luckily we're able to weed out people by virtue of the various checks that we do, but unfortunately this one slipped through the cracks."
Now Albritten is accused of almost slipping out of T.J. Maxx with something she didn't pay for.