Backgrounds checked twice in future - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Backgrounds checked twice in future

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • City leaders assign two assistant city manager positions

    City leaders assign two assistant city manager positions

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:51:16 GMT
    Stephen Collier, Interim Assistant City Manager for Utilities Stephen Collier, Interim Assistant City Manager for Utilities
    At Tuesday night's City Commission meeting, commissioners officially promoted Stephen Collier to the new position of Interim Assistant City Manager for Utilities, essentially what used to be General Manager of WG&L. More >>
    At Tuesday night's City Commission meeting, commissioners officially promoted Stephen Collier to the new position of Interim Assistant City Manager for Utilities, essentially what used to be General Manager of WG&L. More >>
  • City leaders need time to consider proposed powers for city manager

    City leaders need time to consider proposed powers for city manager

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:45:47 GMT
    Mayor Dorothy HubbardMayor Dorothy Hubbard
    City leaders say they need more time to consider proposed new powers for the city manager. City commissioners tabled a charter change that would make the City Manager the General Manager of the Albany Water, Gas and Light Commission. More >>
    City leaders say they need more time to consider proposed new powers for the city manager. City commissioners tabled a charter change that would make the City Manager the General Manager of the Albany Water, Gas and Light Commission. More >>
  • Aircraft company announces business proposal to create 100 jobs

    Aircraft company announces business proposal to create 100 jobs

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:41:39 GMT
    Payne Hughes, Thrush PresidentPayne Hughes, Thrush President
    A major expansion at an Albany aircraft company could create 100 new jobs. City officials are waiting on paperwork from the Economic Development Commission before taking a final vote on whether to give $200,000 to Thrush Aircraft.More >>
    A major expansion at an Albany aircraft company could create 100 new jobs. City officials are waiting on paperwork from the Economic Development Commission before taking a final vote on whether to give $200,000 to Thrush Aircraft.More >>

August 8, 2005

Americus- Americus and Sumter County law enforcers are now double checking the backgrounds of people they arrest after a mistake in May helped put a sex offender back on the street.

Fred Revels was arrested for attacking at nurse at Sumter Regional Hospital the day after he got out of Reidsville State Prison. No one ran a background check, so no one realized Revels just finished a five year sentence for child molestation.

He got out the next day on bond and a week later was arrested for attacking another woman on Lee Street in Americus. So that doesn't happen again, the police department and sheriff's office changed their policies.

"We put a redundant system in," said Americus Police Chief, James Green. "We'll run a check on every person we arrest and then when they're delivered to the sheriff's department for incarceration, they'll do a background check also to make sure."

At first, officers didn't know Rogers was on probation either, because of a clerical error made in the probation office when Rogers was convicted 5 years ago. No one will be disciplined for either of the mistakes.

feedback at news@walb.com