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 >>
September 17, 2002
Albany -- Sexual assault and rape cases are up in Dougherty County. Police say it's because more women are reporting the crime. Albany Police are holding seminars, trying to increase awareness of sexual assault, and hopefully prevent them.
Teaching young people that rape is a crime, and how to prevent it. Albany Police spoke to the Albany Youth Opportunity Movement students. Lt. Kenn Singleton taught girls some basic self defense techniques.
Investigator Carmelita Preston explained to the students about the laws on sexual assault, and what is rape. Hoping to prevent sex crimes before they happen, through better education. Preston said "Know who they are with, and their surroundings. Because a lot of times young people when they go somewhere, they don't pay attention. They know they are going to a party, they know they are going to a bar-b-que, so they really don't pay attention."
Lt. Singleton said "Or young ladies who feel this is a social norm. Due to the fact I am going out with this guy, I really don't have the right to say No. This guy spends money on me, or we are in a relationship, this is supposed to happen. That is negative, it's not supposed to be."
Even though the national crime rate is falling, Date or acquaintance rape cases are rising. It's hoped seminars like these can inform young people and make them think before trouble starts. And if need be, avoid sexual assault by thinking and moving quickly.
Lt. Singleton says he will hold up to a dozen more public seminars on sexual assault in Albany in the next two weeks.