Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
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) - The sketches are still done the old fashion way, with pencil and paper by a grandmother who has helped put hundreds of criminals behind bars.
Marla Lawson came to draw two pictures for Albany Police, and has done dozens more over the years for APD. She's been doing it since 1973.
You've probably never heard of Lawson, but chances are you've seen her sketches over the years on the news.
She works for the GBI and has sketched nearly 10,000 suspects, helping put many of them in jail.
"It actually feels good to go to court and stare across the room and know what you put on the paper help catch them. You know how bad he hurt somebody and you say yes, it took a grandmother with a pencil to catch you," said Marla Lawson, GBI Forensic Artist.
Marla says the most taxing part of her job is the travel.
She says if she didn't have to drive all across the state to work with various agencies, she would probably never retire. Lawson got a "D" in art class before.
The GBI Forensics Artist position was created just for Marla Lawson. Her daughter is also an artist and is interested in taking over when her mother retires.
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