Thursday, May 23 2013 3:54 PM EDT2013-05-23 19:54:34 GMT
A Dougherty County rape crisis center hopes to raise $15,000 at a tasty event Thursday night at the Merry Acres Event Center. The Lily Pad Center provides support services to more than 300 child victimsMore >>
The Lily Pad Center provides support services to more than 300 child victims and roughly 150 adults every year. About two hundred people are expected to show up for the fourth annual 'Farm to Fork' Fundraiser.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 2:33 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:33:20 GMT
Three Albany men, charged with beating a man in a bar parking lot so viciously they fractured his skull. are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their trial. After three hours of deliberationMore >>
A guilty verdict after three hours of deliberation, as three Albany men are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their aggravated assault trial.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
January 16, 2007
Albany --An Albany businesswoman is calling for more police patrols in Downtown Albany, because of the number of copper thefts from homes, businesses, and churches.
Over the weekend copper thieves destroyed eight air conditioners at rental properties that Barbara Beauchamp owns in downtown Albany.
Three units at this office building in the 400 block of North Jefferson were broken into, the copper tubing inside cut out. Tubing that led into the building was also cut down, the rubber tubing that surrounds it litters the ground by the air conditioner.
The copper was also stolen from the air conditioning units at this house in the 300 block of West Tift Avenue. Property Manager Robert Miller says it will cost nearly ten thousand dollars to replace the air conditioners. He thinks thieves are selling the copper for drug money. Miller said "street people. People who are homeless. We have a lot of homeless, especially in the downtown area."
Barbara Beauchamp said "we are all frightened. We all want to move from Albany."
Albany Police say copper thefts have been numerous since the cost of the metal skyrocketed.
Chief James Younger says an ordinance requiring more complete identification from people selling copper and other valuable metal to scrap yards in Albany may be needed to stop the thefts.