January 4, 2008
Albany - - We've had to run our heaters more than usual this week, that means more South Georgians may have trouble paying their heating bill.
Every winter, the Southwest Georgia Community Action Council provides up to $250 for families who need help with heating costs.
The group has already helped more than 3,000 people this winter, including more than a thousand in Dougherty County.
Now, the money is almost gone and 2,500 people are still waiting for help.
Congress could give more money to the program, but the council director says that money wouldn't help this winter.
They got less money from the government this year.
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.