Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:44 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:44:00 GMT
A Tift County cold case still haunts a family nearly 10 years a young mother's murder. It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her familyMore >>
It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her family believes someone knows who killed her, and they hope the person with that information will bring them the peace they need.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:28:33 GMT
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency: Southwest Georgia Public Health: This public resource targets communities in Southwest Georgia and includes suggestionsMore >>
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:51:04 GMT
Information from the Tift County Sheriff's Office- On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force along with the Tift County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant on the residence of 36More >>
The Mid-South Narcotics Task Force and the Tift County Sheriff's Office arrested 36 year old Daniel Eubanks, and seized over $100K in cash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:38 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:38:05 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:34 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:34:44 GMT
The Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigative Bureau would like to solicit the public's assistance with locating Kizzie Lashay Coleman, 21. She is 5'7" and weighs 176 pounds. The Albany PoliceMore >>
The Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigative Bureau would like to solicit the public's assistance with locating Kizzie Lashay Coleman, 21. She is 5'7" and weighs 176 pounds.More >>
May 7, 2007
Albany -- Additional surveillance cameras may be installed in all public schools in Dougherty County. While newer schools have them, the older ones don't. And after tragedies like Virginia Tech and Columbine, school police want to make sure all school buildings are adequately monitored.
Students hurrying to class at Radium Middle School, and every step they take can be watched from video monitors in the Principal's Office, and at the Dougherty County School Police Headquarters downtown.
The new school has the latest in surveillance cameras inside and out. But some of the older schools do not, so Assistant Chief Steve Mitchum is going school to school to check to see where upgrades are needed.
The chance that a Virginia Tech or Columbine situation being spotted earlier by the cameras and possibly prevented is a big part of the assessment. Assistant Chief Steve Mitchum said "with all of the things that have been on in the past, safety I think is a big thing at any school."
There have been burglaries and break ins at some schools that have few surveillance cameras. Police know a better surveillance camera system will cut those. Mitchum said "just the mere presence of the cameras in the schools can cut down on some of the crimes that take place on campuses."
There are School Police Officers on hand at most schools, but one person can not be everywhere. But the cameras can be, and Mitchum has no doubt that most student's follow rules better when they know they are being watched. Mitchum said "the presence of the cameras, I believe, are a deterrent to bad behavior. They know they are being recorded, and they know we can pull up this video at any time."
School police can keep watch with the new surveillance cameras at their headquarters, as well as Principals in the office. Mitchum would like to see all the schools camera systems upgraded, to prevent all types of crimes at Dougherty County Schools.
Mitchum will complete his assessment of the surveillance systems at the schools in a few weeks. He'll then issue a report to the Dougherty County School Board. They'll decide what safety upgrades to make.