Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
November 4, 2004
Dawson -- It took more than seven months but the city of Dawson finally has a new police chief. This week Charlie Whitehead took over the department's top job.
Even with just 4 days on the job, after 32 years in Law enforcement it was pretty easy for Dawson's new police Chief Charlie Whitehead to judge the morale of the his new department.
"If I had to take an educated guess on a scale of one to ten, I would say a two. The reason I say a two is that you never know what to expect when someone new comes in and folks just hate changes," says Whitehead.
But changes are in store.
"I want to get my folks looking like professional officers, and focus my attention on training and the community," says Whitehead.
As a new Chief, who's spent all of his career in Sumter County, forming relationships in this community will be key.
"The community is a very valuable resource that you can tap into, that's where you get all your crime information. People out there can serve as your eyes and ears," says Whitehead.
And as for now all eyes and ears are on Whitehead, as he investigates the needs of his new city. He already has vision.
"Hopefully this will be a department the Mayor and the city council and the city manager ,as well as, people in this community will be proud of and hopefully want to come here and work," says Whitehead.
It's a goal he says he'll willing to work hard to meet. Chief Whitehead says even though Dawson is lot smaller then Americus he doesn't plan for his officers to be any less aggressive then those in bigger cities.