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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
September 17, 2007
Albany -- Family and friends filled the room with pride on their faces. They watched as their loved ones took the final step toward being able to protect and serve on the streets of Albany. "It's been a long journey, and I am finally able to start my new career," said Hope Allen.
Seventeen new hands were raised as they promised to put their lives on the line for the people of Albany. It's a passion many have had for a long time. "Since childhood, its always been a dream and aspiration because of personal reasons dealing with my family members," said Allen.
"Its something that I was born with. Its always been a part of me. I have always felt the need to be a police officer," said Christopher Brown.
Family members pinned the new officers. Many knowing that their new career will be the source of countless sleepless nights. "It's been a great deal trying to balance both: entering a new career and being the mother of two children," said Allen.
A reoccurring theme at the ceremony: making the right choices. APD leaders want to make sure these new officers are honorable officers.
"Officers come in contact with a criminal element on a regular basis. So I think there are more opportunities. But I think we are developing ethical officers. We have added additional ethical training beyond what is in the academy, and we will continue to do that on an annual basis," said Albany Police Chief, James Younger.
Monday night, 17 new faces entered the department, and eight officers were promoted to the rank of corporal; all with new motivation of taking on the crime in Albany's streets.