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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
July 18, 2007
Albany - - Some Albany ministers stand behind Albany Police Chief James Younger. He heard harsh criticism from some city leaders upset over the resignation of SWAT team members.
Younger's critics say he doesn't communicate well with other law enforcement agencies, the media, or the public.
Two dozen ministers disagree.
They met with Chief Younger to hear his frustrations and show their support for him. One of those ministers, Rev. Lorenzo Heard of Greater 2nd Mt. Olive Baptist Church, told us Younger told the group he was strengthening requirements to be on the SWAT team.
Heard believes some of the SWAT members who resigned may have perceived that as a threat.
"We don't know if they're still psychologically sound, we don't know their past if there's a lot of aggression or even unnecessary aggression. He wants to look at that and these men didn't appreciate it, didn't want it so they quit so they quiet. Listen, don't spend your time on the quitters. Invest your time in finding winners and that's how I take it," Heard says.
The members who resigned say they had questions about command decisions and the management of the SWAT team.
During Tuesday's city commission meeting Younger implied that criticism of him could be racially motivated. Heard told us he can understand that feeling.
He also says the fact that 30 officers showed up for SWAT team tryouts Wednesday shows they have confidence in Younger's leadership.