November 8, 2007
Albany - - Concerned citizens met with local and state leaders Thursday to come up with ideas on improving our communities.
There was a big crowd for the listening session at Darton College organized by state Representative Winfred Dukes.
Albany's police chief and mayor and Dougherty County's School Superintendent were among the large group in attendance.
"We want to see if we can identify what are the ills in our community that we as a community can address...We understand that the strength of our communities lies within our families," Dukes says.
This is the first listening session Dukes sponsored. He says he's happy with the turnout and wants to schedule a follow up to discuss implementing their ideas.
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.