November 14, 2005
Albany- Deputies tested a wireless panic distress system in the courthouse last month.
If the county buys the system, more than two dozen panic distress buttons will be located in courtrooms, offices and holding cells. When pressed, they'll send a digital emergency message to deputies.
"Currently in this contract there is 28 buttons, and far as the price, there's no price to pay for somebody's safety," says Capt. Tim Hanington of the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office.
If the county commission decides to purchase the $15,000 wireless security system, it could be installed before the end of the year.
Valdosta Police and Paramedics responded to the 1500 block of Baytree Road just after 5:00 Wednesday afternoon, when a woman told 911 that a man attacked her with a knife.
Angel Thacker Freundschuh, 37, of Lee County, was sentenced to 12 months and a day in prison for perjury by U. S. District Court Judge Leslie J. Abrams in Albany, Wednesday.
Worth County Fire Rescue crews were called to the 500 block of Jewell Crowe Road for a structure fire, about 2:30 Wednesday afternoon.
As part of DNA week on Today in Georgia, WALB's Cade Fowler reveals his genetic findings and some tips on how to track down your ancestors.
Dougherty County Schools Superintendent Kenneth Dyer is preparing for his first school year in his new role.