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The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
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Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
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Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
November 2, 2007
Albany -- The fall season is here and South Georgians know that means the fair is in town. But while hundreds hit the fairgrounds for fun with family and friends, security is in full force.
"We have a hundred and seventy-five members at the Exchange Club and we are all security. Not only that, but we have a big profile of law enforcement that we hire," said Head of Security, Ship Nichols.
Exchange Club personnel patrol all areas of the fairgrounds.
"We have two complete details of experienced people that know how to handle crowds on the inside and those on the outside take care of everything else," said Exchange Club President, Larry Griffin.
Exchange club security handles most of the issues, but during situations where more is required, the police step in.
"We also have some police men here helping us out and they kind of back our guys up and if it becomes more than our guys can handle than we give to the police for them to handle," said Griffin.
The only situation requiring law enforcement assistance happened last night where a 15 year -old male was robbed and jumped by a group of boys.
"We considered that an isolated incident. We don't think it was gang related. Two young men got into it and that is how are working it as," said Albany Police Lusitanian James Williams.
The exchange club credits their partnership with Albany Police for the low number of incidents.
"We are out here to make sure the public has a good time and a good safe time. That is why we are here," said Griffin.
According to the police report the boy was stabbed in the arm, but received care at the first aid station.
Lt. Williams said that they have a person of interest, and he is confident an arrest will be made.