Thursday, May 23 2013 2:33 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:33:20 GMT
Three Albany men, charged with beating a man in a bar parking lot so viciously they fractured his skull. are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their trial. After three hours of deliberationMore >>
A guilty verdict after three hours of deliberation, as three Albany men are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their aggravated assault trial.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
December 11, 2007
Albany-- Albany State's police chief says if you need a safe refuge, his territory is the place. The ASU campus is protected by a group of dedicated crime fighters. On Tuesday, that force just got stronger with the addition of three officers.
Meet one of the veteran faces of Albany State University's Police Department.
"Becoming a policeman was certainly something different," said Corporal George Barnum.
Something different is what Corporal George Barnum sees everyday. He's the eyes and ears of a total of 500 yards around campus. "Pretty much a little community within itself," said Barnum.
In this little community surrounded by Radium Springs Road and Oglethorpe Boulevard, there's not a dull moment. Corporal Barnum works traffic. "What we focus on is speeding," said Barnum.
Cars go as fast as 80 miles per hour. Just last week, there were four arrests. Officers found everything from drugs to a gun inside vehicles.
"People used to say that this was just campus police. They don't have arrest powers. But our officers are certified. They have the same arrest powers as APD or the County or the Sheriff," said Chief Roberson Brown.
Brown says the school campus has the potential for danger just like anywhere else. "As we saw at Virginia Tech and other universities around the world," said Brown.
That's why Brown along with 18 sworn officers and several security officers patrol campus on four shifts. Security measures are in place, even down to technology with cameras. "Our goal is prevention. That's the first priority," said Brown.
ASU PD takes their jobs very seriously to protect those they serve. "I rest assured that 24/7, 365 we're here patrolling this campus to make sure that every faculty member, staff and students are safe," said Brown.
It's all in day's work for Barnum. "Everybody playing their role and playing their part," said Barnum.
It's to make sure that things on this important side of the city remain what they consider to be the safest.