Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
October 14, 2002
Albany -- Dougherty County Sheriff's Officers practiced "action shooting" at the target range Monday afternoon. The officers trained for different challenges they might face in a shoot out situation. Dougherty County Sheriff's officers doing their quarterly firearms training.
Training supervisor Captain John Ostrander said "It's like a carpenter who does not know how to use his hammer. The gun is one of our tools and we want to be able to use it as efficiently as possible."
The officer has to run the course against the clock. Instructors teaching them to how to stay alive in the worst situations.
Captain Kevin Sproul said "You always hope if you get in a situation, the men or women who arrive to back you up are well trained to be able to handle any situation that might arise."
Deputy Candy Spillers said "This will definitely help out. This is much more realistic."
The Sheriff's officers come to the training range 4 times a year, to stay ready in case they ever have to draw their weapon for real on the streets.
The Dougherty County Sheriff's Department is one of the few law enforcement agencies in Southwest Georgia that has it's own full time training staff.