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 >>
August 1, 2006
Albany--Across the nation tonight, communities joined forces with local law enforcement to fight crime. Millions of people took part in "National Night Out."
From fun games to great food, neighbors in East Albany came together to enjoy both.
"I think it's important that we get together on a case like this right here," says Sammy Hicks. Like many Albany residents, Hicks says crime happens in communities more often than it should, and he knows that first hand.
"I had my equipment stolen twice from me in March and twice in April," says Hicks.
Officers interacted with many neighbors, who in turn got to voice their concerns to A.P.D.
"I think they should patrol the area a little more than what they do because I think I might see them twice out the week," says Hicks.
"I'm a single parent and I stay by myself, so I need to be very cautious and watch what goes on in the neighboorhood," says Renee Smiley. She lives in East Albany and says the event has taught her to be more aware of her neighborhood surroundings.
"I've learned to keep an eye out. If you see anybody at windows or doors, people that don't stay there, just keep an eye out," she says.
"It shows the unity between police and the community against crime and drugs," says Albany Police Chief James Younger. He says it's important for residents and police to work together to fight crime.
"It's going to take a collective effort to maintain the quality of life in the city of Albany," he says.
And while that may not happen instantly, people like Hicks, warn they are stepping up their guard, determined to keep their communities crime free.
"Beware. Sooner or later, you're going to get caught," says Hicks.
The Albany Police Department and Albany Housing Authority sponsored tonight's event. This is the 23rd year for the National Night Out. Last year, more than 34 million people participated in the event.