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 - - The Dougherty County School Board will shell out 75-thousand dollars in your tax money to settle a lawsuit with a man who says he was wrongly arrested by a school security officer.
Back in 2003, school officer Kelly Crawford went off campus, technically out of his jurisdiction, to arrest David Peterson, Jr. on charges he abducted a teenager.
The officer brought Peterson back to school property and handed him over to an APD officer. Peterson spent 13 months in jail without bond.
He was acquitted and sued the school system. We asked board attorney Tommy Coleman if he felt the school officer did anything wrong.
"That's up for the court to say. He was following the practice at the time under an agreement with the sheriff's department that the system felt gave our officers, which at that time I think were about five, jurisdiction county-wide but upon further investigation and with the facts of this, we concluded that probably was not something the system would want to rely on," Coleman replied.
The incident happened before the school system started its own police force.
Coleman says school officers now clearly understand their powers and limitations.