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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
LEESBURG, GA (WALB) – Did you know that huffing - inhaling chemical vapors to get high - isn't illegal in Georgia?
Leaders in Lee County say it is dangerous and they want a law on their local books to try to prevent it.
The ordinance lists 30 substances from hair spray to canned whipped cream which cannot be inhaled.
The district attorney, sheriff, and local magistrate judge brought the issue up because he says because there's no law in Georgia that calls for a punishment and it's becoming a problem in Lee County.
Commissioners tentatively voted Tuesday night to approve the ordinance.
It is illegal to sniff glue in Georgia, so the new substances will be amended.
Lee County Sheriff Reggie Rachals told the commission he supports this measure because he's seen cases where it's going on inside stores.
"It's going on in local stores like Walmart and Fred's where they're taking the canisters of whatever they may be wanting to huff, emptying the can out in the store, then placing it back up on the shelf. So it has become a problem," said Rachals.
Huffing has become a deadly trend. Experts say it's most popular among kids age 12 to 17. It can cause hallucinations, delusions, and even sudden cardiac death.
Those caught violating the ordinance in Lee County would be subject to 60 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Commissioners must take a final vote at their next meeting to make the ordinance law.
Below is a list of the band substances:
1 Automobile transmission fluids
2 Automobile transmission sletoapk fluids
3 Automobile brake fluids
4 Similar automobile fluids
5 Model glue for assembling model planes, model cars etc as that term is defined in