Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
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 >>
February 15, 2008
Albany- Keeping college students safe on a commuter campus can sometimes be a challenge. Albany has two commuter campuses, Darton College and Albany Technical College. We spoke with both a day after a mass shooting killed students at Northern Illinois University to see what they do to keep students safe.
Another campus shooting has Albany's students, especially at commuter campuses like Darton College and Albany Technical College on edge.
"I'm always looking around trying to see, looking at strange people and you know, just observe my surroundings," said Lakecia Sutton, a student.
"This is really not a safe campus because everybody doesn't wear Id's," said Nathan Calloway, a student.
At Albany Technical College they realize it's a concern. It's why they're closing Lowe Road, developing ID badges for students, and contracting with Albany State Police for security.
"If someone wants to commit mass murder they're going to do it but what we need to do is develop plans that will prevent or reduce casualties that may occur on campus if such a situation occurs," said Emmett Griswold, Albany Technical College Dean of Academic Affairs.
Plans include teachers locking classroom doors, ten minutes after classes start, but we found classroom doors open. Neither school has Connect ED a way of alerting students or teachers if a gunman were on campus, that's changing for Darton College next month.
"With the system our president Dr. Sireno can send out and alert to the students and it can send it up to six numbers that the students have," said Krista Robitz, Darton College Director of Communication.
Darton College believes the key to keeping students safe is communication and keeping police visible.
"Friday our public safety officer sent out an email to all of the faculty staff and the students just reminding, be aware of what happened yesterday in Illinois," said Robitz.
Student say colleges need to remain vigilant about security so they can prepare for their futures, without the threat of violence.
One student suggested the possibility of metal detectors, but college officials say that's not practical.