September 19, 2007
Albany -- Businesses who post signs outside to get your attention could be in violation of an Albany city ordinance.
The city is gearing up to crack down on offenders who place signs in public rights of way.
They're also focusing on portable signs on wheels. Some businesses post them without having a special permit to do so.
Enforcement officers say they've been hearing from people who say the build-up of the signs is making the city look cluttered.
"And I tend to agree. I've been in the job since January. I've known that people have concerns. I share their concerns," says Enforcement Director Mike Tilson.
He says technicalities in the current sign ordinance make it difficult to enforce. He's working to help the city revise the ordinance to crack down on offenders.
A jury convicted a Crisp County man on two counts of child molestation Friday. The jury came back with a guilty verdict for Hermenegildo Virgil Friday.
The holiday season has arrived and Dougherty County leaders want people to be more safe than ever.
Saturday morning, a few extra paws joined runners at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany. Racers and supporters alike showed their passion for supporting veterans this morning.
Troopers with the Georgia state patrol responded to a fatal crash in Coffee County around 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Three people are behind bars in the Dougherty County Jail for their part in a shooting at Albany State University.