Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
November 12, 2007
Albany -- Latisha James worries everyday that her children might get shot. "A drive-by shooting, being in the line of fire, wrong place at the wrong time."
A concern she didn't always have. "About five years ago I wouldn't be so worried, but now, I am worried everyday. Kids and guns, you hear about somebody getting shot everyday," said James.
A reality that has only gotten worse because more minors are getting guns.
"I don't know where they get them, but they are getting it like cell phones. So its easy for them to get it because they got it," said James.
"You have juveniles breaking into homes taking weapons. They get weapons off the streets from a friend, who got them from another friend, who got it from someone else. Its really hard to track how they are getting all the weapons," said Albany Police, Lt. Kendra Wilson.
Officers say a big part of the problem is underground.
"We'd all be in denial if we say there is no black market. Do we know where the black market is? No. Our only concern is that the black market is the streets," said Wilson.
But what can you do to keep those guns away from your children?
"Parents should keep a close eye on there children. If they have been out for six or seven hours. Ask where they have been. Ask Questions. Check their rooms. Check their dressers. Be nosy," said James.
Questions that may lead to one less child dying from gunfire.