Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
January 15, 2008
Albany - Violent Crime in Albany is up 14% from 2006. The biggest increase is in Aggravated Assault, up 40%, and the primary reason? Domestic violence.
Overall, crime is up in Albany, but the 5% total increase in crime doesn't look so bad until you break it down. "The biggest area in the increase is the aggravated assaults," said Chief James Younger.
In 2007, there were 389 aggravated assaults, which in the state of Georgia is the charge often used to prosecute attempted murder. That number is a 40% increase over 2006, when there were 277 aggravated assaults.
Commissioner Jon Howard said, "I think we have to sometimes look at the root cause of some of the problems. We live in a city where we have a high level of poverty and sometimes individuals that are unskilled and don't have jobs or they just get frustrated and they just take that frustration out on their neighbors or family members."
And domestic violence does seem to be the root of many of the aggravated assault and the 12 murder cases. Domestic Violence in Albany was up more than 80% last year. "When we're dealing with a crime that occurs between parties that know each other," said Younger, "That's a real challenge in terms of police intervention."
But Commissioner Howard says some kind of intervention is a must. He said, "We've certainly got to do something, whether it's perception or real, it does not look good for the community as a whole."
To make Albany a whole lot safer in 2008. Larcenies were up about 12 percent, largely because of copper and metal thefts. Robberies, Burglaries and auto thefts also decreased.