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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
Albany-- Federal prosecutors say most gun crimes are committed by people who should not have them.
U. S. Attorney Maxwell Wood said "Project Safe Neighborhoods takes that task force approach, and localizes it to focus on gun crimes."
The idea is to put criminals who use guns behind bars for a longer time with tougher federal sentences.
Dougherty D. A. Ken Hodges said, "We do have a problem, and we are going to be serious about it."
U. S. Attorney Wood joined with State District Attorneys, sheriffs and police from six Southwest Georgia counties. They will network to get criminals with guns off the streets.
South Georgia District Attorney Joe Mulholland said, "That's the whole point of this, to get hard time for hard crime."
Federal gun laws put a criminal behind bars for at least 15 years. Southwest Georgia law enforcers will use a public relations campaign to tell criminals that if they use a gun, they will face at least that long behind bars.
Wood said "If you can just get guns out of the hands of people who aren't legally in possession of them, that alone could eliminate theoretically a quarter of the murders across the country."
Richmond Virginia had one of the highest murder rates in the nation in 1997. Authorities say state, federal, and local law enforcement working together in a Project Safe Neighborhoods test program cut their homicide rate 48 percent.