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The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - For the third straight year the Georgia Department of Corrections is making sure sex offenders are not a threat to children this Halloween.
It's all part of Operation Safe Halloween. This weekend, deputies across the state kept tabs on roughly 19,000 Georgia sex offenders.
The most serious offenders must report to their probation offices. Other's must abide by a strict curfew. It's something that parents and kids out here agree with.
Tameka Bunn brought her daughter to Sherwood's Candy Fest where she felt more safe than on her neighborhood street. She's glad to know deputies are monitoring sex offenders.
"For them to even think about it opened my eyes and let me know my community is thinking about what's going on around them," said Bunn.
Captain Craig Dodd with the Dougherty County Sheriff's Department says sex offenders must be inside and cannot give out candy to children all weekend. The Georgia Department of Corrections says offenders on parole or probation must be in their homes by 6:00 p.m. and cannot come out until 5:00 a.m. the next day.
Probation officers may also visit offenders on an random basis to ensure they're obeying the law.
According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, 266 sex offenders live in Dougherty County. 43 live in Lee, 60 in Worth, 145 in Mitchell, and 83 in Calhoun County. For a complete list of the number of offenders in each Georgia county click here.
Out of the 18,900 sex offenders in Georgia, the State Department of Corrections supervises roughly 6,000. The other roughly 13,000 in Georgia have served their time and are free to go out in public. That's why it's important for parents to look out for their kids at all times when they go door to door for candy.