Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
December 18, 2006
Valdosta - Bill Huling's week got off to a rough start after receiving a call from the Valdosta Police early this morning. "We got here and a brick had been thrown through the front door," Huling says.
They found burglars had made off with the cash register and petty cash. "e didn't loose much cash, we don't keep much cash here at night but just the thought of people breaking into your place this time of year is disheartening," he adds.
The break-in at A to Z's Uniform Shop is among a string of thefts this shopping center has seen since Thanksgiving. Police say it's part of an increase in crime they see around the holiday season. "We fully expect during thanksgiving and Christmas holidays that our vehicle break ins will go up. We fully expect our burglaries will go up," says Capt. Brian Childress of the Valdosta Police.
But the Police are doing all they can to keep these crimes to a minimum by creating a burglary squad, starting neighborhood watches, and noting burglary hot spots on police computers. "That's a problem area for us in November coming into December."
Using these maps, they beef up patrols in these problem areas. "This is where we are having a problem at so I want you to concentrate your officers and have them patrol more often down here."
Since then, they've seen a decrease of thefts in the mapped areas and hope by continuing this proactive approach they will reduce holiday crime.
Police say there are easy steps to keep yourself from being a theft victim during the holidays.
When you're shopping, make sure you stow your gifts in the trunk and lock all your doors.
Store owners should be sure all lights around their shops work properly. And starting a watch system with neighboring businesses is a good idea.