Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:22:08 GMT
When times are tough, small businesses usually take the hardest hit but when things start looking up, they're often the quickest to recover. That's exactly what the Albany Chamber of Commerce says they'veMore >>
The Albany Chamber of Commerce is using a series of Lunch and Learns during National Small Business Appreciation week to make it easier for small businesses to bounce back, by encouraging all to participate and gather the right tools.More >>
A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:16:35 GMT
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
August 7, 2007
Albany - A new ordinance to crack down on copper theft in Albany apparently isn't tough enough. Since the ordinance passed, copper thefts have actually increased. Now, Commissioners are taking another look at the issue to see what they can do to help protect your homes and businesses.
Lula Davis is an Albany realtor with really big problems on her hands. "It's a serious matter and I am really concerned about this," she said. When she goes to show a property or rent a house, she often finds another A/C unit has been stolen, or wires have been stripped. So far, she's had at least $15,000 in damages.
"It has happened again," said Davis. "They've hit again. And it's not a good feeling." So she asked the commission to put more teeth into the copper ordinance, regarding how recycling companies buy materials.
"It's an ongoing effort, we just need a little more stricter things in place to help aid the Albany Police Department," said Lt. Benita Childs. And that's help the commission wants to give.
Bo Dorough says he especially wants to crack down on businesses that are completely disregarding the law. He said, "The problem appears to be that thieves are taking copper to other businesses." He says those businesses don't need to be slapped on the wrist, but hit where it hurts. "If we're going to get tough here," he said, "we need to issue citations, not warnings."
Davis said, "It directly affects the quality of life for our citizens here in Albany." A quality that could diminish for all of us. Another reason thieves are targeting those A/C units is pretty obvious. They don't all sell them. Some just want a way to cool off.