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 >>
May 8, 2007
Thomasville-- When Thomasville police officers come to the shooting range, they're here to train. But everyone here knows the top priority. "Safety is number one. Anytime we're out here on the range you know, we stress safety. It's extremely important," says Lt. Steve Belvin of the Thomasville Police Department, and also SWAT Commander.
"You're holding a deadly object in your hand, you need to be safe with. It's just that plain and that simple," adds Sergeant Henry Williams, the firearms instructor for the department's qualifications.
"We do it twice a year, plus we do open range every month. We go through firearms training every month with our officers," says Williams.
The state requires police departments to do qualifiers once a year. But this department tries to go above and beyond. "You can't train enough, absolutely. I mean, the more training you get the better you are and it becomes second nature," says Officer Ted McCarthy.
But its more than safety at the range. If you have a gun in your home be very careful with it there. Keep a gunlock on it at all times, especially if there are children present.
Sgt. Williams says it's important to always keep your gun holstered in a crowded environment. When cleaning your gun you have to be especially careful. "You get into a safe environment. You always check your weapon's safe. Then you check it again. Then you check it again. Always. Keep checking it," says Williams.
No matter how confident you are with a gun, there's one rule you never break. "You always treat a gun as if it was loaded. Always," Willams says. A life could depend on it.
If you don't have a lock for your gun, many police stations have them available to the public for free.