August 6, 2002
It's a problem all over the country; police stations trying to fill empty patrol cars. Moultrie Police are taking action to recruit and keep officers in their department by giving extra money.
Officers get a thousand dollar signing bonus and more money for furthering their education and training.
Moultrie Police Chief Mike Boyd: "It actually costs the department less money in the long run to pay these bonuses and retain people instead of trying to hire on and retain new people."
Moultrie Police also give five-hundred dollars to officers who are bilingual. And officers get bonuses during the Christmas Holiday.
A jury convicted a Crisp County man on two counts of child molestation Friday. The jury came back with a guilty verdict for Hermenegildo Virgil Friday.
The holiday season has arrived and Dougherty County leaders want people to be more safe than ever.
Saturday morning, a few extra paws joined runners at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany. Racers and supporters alike showed their passion for supporting veterans this morning.
Troopers with the Georgia state patrol responded to a fatal crash in Coffee County around 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Three people are behind bars in the Dougherty County Jail for their part in a shooting at Albany State University.