Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 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 >>
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 >>
January 28, 2008
Albany -- Crime worries forced Albany Tomorrow Officials to remove the small Ray Charles Statue from the Riverfront Park.
The fountain around the large statue at the Ray Charles Plaza was vandalized this weekend.
Now officials are asking the community to help protect the Plaza from crime.
The pedestal where the small Ray Charles statue was mounted at the Plaza in Riverfront Park is now empty, because of crime concerns. The new home for the bronze statue is in a desk drawer.
Albany Tomorrow Incorporated Senior Project Manager Ken Cribb said "My concern and worry about it, it is metal. And we don't want to get the idea they could take and do away with it."
The foot-tall statue was designed so that visually impaired visitors to the Plaza could feel and experience for themselves what the large statue honoring the blind Albany native is like. But ATI officials became so concerned that the small statue might be stolen, they removed it themselves for safe keeping.
Then sometime this weekend someone threw soap powder in the fountain around the statue, causing a sea of bubbles surrounding Ray. Now the fountain will have to be drained and cleaned, then refilled.
"It's useless and it costs all the taxpayers additional money, to just put soap suds in their to prove a point or gain recognition," Cribb said.
Officials plan to put the small Ray Charles Statue at the Bridge House, for a more safe location, when it opens in April. They plan to mount a plaque on the pedestal where it was mounted, telling people where it will be located. Until then it will stay locked up, out of sight, and people who enjoy the Plaza say they miss it.
"It's said, it's really, really sad, that people have just got so mean," Johnny Leggett said.
A.T.I. Officials say they hope the entire community will help protect the Ray Charles Plaza and the Riverfront Park. They ask if you see anyone vandalizing the Park, call Police.