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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.
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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 >>
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Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
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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 >>
September 18, 2007
Albany -- Seventeen new Albany Police officers will soon hit the streets, working to keep you safe.
The people those officers vowed to protect and serve are glad more cops will be on the beat.
Anne Marie Rhodes has seen a lot of changes in her Albany neighborhood. She and her neighbors on Sharon Avenue say crime was once unheard of, now, not so much.
"Burglars are our biggest problem right now. The biggest crime around here is burglary, and it doesn't matter if the people are around here or not. They are walking up and down the streets at all times," she said.
Rhodes sees additional Albany Police officers as a blessing in keeping her and her family safe.
She said, "We needed them real bad. Really bad. So I am so glad they're here."
While seventeen officers may not sound like a huge number, citizens believe the new additions will help in areas like response times.
"I've had to call the police in the last year on some crime that was going on around this area. But I am so glad for the new officers, and I hope that I can get some assistance quicker than I have in the past," said Rhodes.
"We live somewhat distant to the police station. We have districts now, but the response time has been a little bit below what we would like to have it out here," said Dr. Charles Gillepsie.
Dr. Gillepsie heads up the Neighborhood Watch Program in the Doublegate Community. He feels confident the APD, which is now at full force, will make a difference.
"I have no doubt it will. Most districts only have one officer at the time they are on duty. Having these additional officers, perhaps we'll have two additional officers in each district,"
And even before these brave men and women hit the streets, the citizens of Albany are confident they will work hard to keep city safe and crime free,
The new officers are still in classes this week, but should start beginning their patrols next week.