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 >>
September 28, 2006
Albany -- Burglars have broken into and looted dozens of Northwest Albany stores in recent months. More business owners are calling the Albany Police to check out their stores, and provide suggestions on ways to better protect themselves against thieves.
"That's an added protection. Anything you can put here that's going to slow a person down." Lt. Kenn Singleton checks the burglar bar system at Friedman's Clothing. Owner Bruce Bitterman called Albany Police after a number of businesses in his neighborhood were broken into. Bitterman said "I've been in business 30-some odd years and I never even thought of certain things he has suggested."
Lt. Kenn Singleton is a certified crime prevention specialist, who studied Bitterman's store and suggested ways to better protect it. Singleton said "Anything that the owners can do to better secure their places of business, we're hoping that will deter persons from committing these types of crimes."
The crime fighting tips are simple. Better lights on the outside and the parking lot, cut back the bushes so no one can hide behind them, better locks and burglar bars, security alarm systems and neighborhood watch programs. Lt. Singleton said "We have had an increase of the public giving us a call, and we appreciate the businesses calling us to come out and do these types of surveys for them."
Lt. Singleton said Bitterman's store was well protected, but gave him a few new ideas for improvement. Bitterman said "Absolutely. I've got a list of them here and we will implement all of them."
The Albany Police will give any business or home a crime survey, to suggest ways to better protect against burglars and break-ins. To arrange an appointment, call the Albany Police at 431-2100.