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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
April 20, 2008
Tifton -- Pieces of crime scene tape are all that's left from a once active scene where an officer was wounded. "The police came up and said everybody get inside and lock your doors," said Tangela Coney.
"They were over there behind the Sun Mart store. They were in the alley. They had the tape around it, and had the car inside the tape."
At around 10:00 P.M. Saturday night, Tifton Police officer Eddie Bailey was checking the Sun Mart on South Central Avenue when he saw someone in a ski mask. He drove toward him when another person approached him.
A gunman shot once into the passenger side of his patrol car hitting Baliey in the neck. Both the person in the ski mask and the gunman fled the scene.
Officer Bailey was able to call for help, and was later transported to Tift Regional Hospital. "He was the last police officer I thought it could happen too," said Antonio Richardson.
And now people in the area are rattled by the incident. "I'm surprised to see something like that especially in a little town like this and to a police officer like that who is well known," said Richardson.
"It's terrible. They are the only ones that are helping us, and we need more police officers," said Coney.
The gunman 25-year-old Germaine Curtis Akins was later arrested, but police are still looking for the other person leaving many in this neighborhood feeling unsafe.
If anyone has any information related to this incident, they should call Tifton Police at 229-382-3132.