Monday, May 20 2013 2:25 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:25:47 GMT
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting. Robert Skinner, the NYSP director, outlined the program's services,More >>
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 2:15 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:15:09 GMT
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Lakeland. Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents areMore >>
Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents are investigating two officers who were involved, a Lanier Co. Sheriff's deputy and a GSP trooper.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:25 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:25:03 GMT
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:54:19 GMT
Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the 484,201 jackpot prize. Barretts, 6685 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, sold the Quik Pik ticket.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:45:59 GMT
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
March 19, 2008
Albany-- Dougherty County Police hope to have some new officers on the force soon to help protect you. They're working to set up a K-9 unit.
For the past two years, the department has worked on establishing a unit. However it's expensive and doesn't fit into their budget. Dogs are about $10,000 a piece.
They're making progress thanks to donations from individuals and businesses. People have given everything from fences to concrete and kennels. The unit will begin with two dogs who will help out with searches for evidence and missing people.
"If you have a hunter lost or if you have a small child that wanders away, Alzheimer's patients. You can have a search party out but dogs really can do things humans can't," said Dougherty County Police Chief Don Cheek.
"The whole project itself is a worthwhile project that other communities from little towns like Thomasville, Valdosta on up to the big cities are using and they found a huge success in the drop in burglary rates," said Patrol Officer Bob James who has nearly 30 years experience handling dogs.
Officers say those dogs will not be aggressive and will be people-friendly. They hope to get four dogs so that one is available each shift. DCP hopes to have a pilot unit up and running in May.
If you'd like to help out with donations or items, call Dougherty County Police.