Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:32 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:32:02 GMT
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:31:27 GMT
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
January 9, 2007
Albany -- The Albany Dougherty Drug Unit has started a crackdown on street level drug and alcohol violators. They say they want to turn up the heat on all illegal sales in 2007.
Albany Dougherty Drug Unit agents show off some of the alcohol and pornography they seized from the Playboyz Pool Room on Martin Luther King Junior Drive in a raid Wednesday night. Captain Leroy Davis said "no alcohol license at all."
Owner Travis Williams was arrested and charged with alcohol regulation charges. ADDU agents say they are working to get even the smallest level of illegal drug and alcohol sales off the streets. Captain Davis said "for the residents in the area, this is a breed for such. And of course if we can get the tips to eliminate such problems in the neighborhood, we will make a better place to live."
Thursday drug agents arrested 27 year old Rodney Keaton and 25 year old Vanessa Williams for possession and selling cocaine and marijuana. When drug agents busted the two, they say the couple tried to hide 800 dollars in their three year old son's coat. Captain Davis said " it's sad to say the children are being utilized as safe havens or a stash carrier for drugs or cash."
Drug Agents say drugs and drinking affects even the youngest person in Albany, and that is one reason they are cracking down on sales in 2007, even the smallest ones, to stop booze and drugs at the source.
The parents of the three year old child will also be charged with child cruelty. The child is now in the custody of his Grandparents.