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Hitting the course to take a bite out of crime

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – More than a hundred folks hit the links today to help fight crime.  The third annual CrimeStoppers golf tournament is still going on at Grand Island Golf Course.  

This year's event is the biggest yet with 28, 4-man teams.   It will rake in about $3500 that will go to rewards for tipsters who call the Crimestoppers hotline.

Jamie Knight with CrimeStoppers said, "Your dollars go right back into the community, help solve crime.  We all have been impacted by crime, some way or another and your dollars go directly into Dougherty and Lee County and surrounding counties."    

The golf tournament is the biggest fundraiser of the year for CrimeStoppers.   The money raised today will help pay for crime tips for the next eight to 12 months.

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