August 5, 2006
Albany -- Young people in Albany learn why it's so important to stay out of trouble and live their lives on the right paths.
One was of encouragement for a good and trouble-free school year. Some of the young people got to hear from Dougherty County jailers about what it's like behind bars, living in a cell.
"I'm glad that they came in. You got a better feel for how jail is, makes you really not want to go," said Nile Yearby.
"You can be positive. You can put God first. I love my church, this is what we're about we're about making a positive image for out people, for our young people," said Kristen Kinder.
Some of the younger children got fingerprints made and heard about fire safety from Albany firefighters.
Summer is in full swing, and that means afternoon showers and thunderstorms, capable of producing deadly lightning strikes.
Albany city commissioner Bobby Coleman officially announced his candidacy for re-election.
Neighbors are overwhelmingly pleased after city leaders voted to deny the rezoning of the 2400 block of Whispering Pines Circle.
The Tifton Police Department confirms that a body was found at a home at the corner of 5th Street and Central Avenue.
We are entering the warmest time of the year here in Southwest Georgia, which happens to also be the beginning of the school year.