Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
The GBI will use facebook and twitter to help spread the word on child abductions or other criminal alerts.
Danny Jackson has seen technology come a long way. "It still amazes me you can get an email on your Blackberry or get a fax over the fax line," said GBI Special Agent in Charge Danny Jackson.
He's been with the GBI for 25 years and he remembers the days before there were computers and blackberries. "We didn't have cell phones, we didn't have pagers when we first started," he said.
But he's not complaining. He says technology has made his job easier and says its important to use those technologies to their benefits. "The quicker you can get that information out to the public, the better off you are going to be," he said.
Now, the GBI will be releasing child abduction and other crime alerts on Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Time is of the essence when you are dealing with an abducted child or a missing elderly person, and since many people check their twitter and facebook accounts on a regular basis and this will help reach more people faster. "The more time that goes by the less of a chance you have of recovering a child or an elderly person," he said.
Jackson is hopeful this new tactic will lead to even more success. He says times are changing and agents and law officers must stay in tuned with evolving technologies.
Agents say facebook not only helps getting information out to people but it also helps agents learn information about people involved in a cases they may be working.
There are several types of alerts that will be sent out such as a Levi's Call which alerts the public to child abduction, or a Mattie's Call to informs the public about a missing elderly or disabled person.The GBI said that emergency information will be available through social media on Friday.
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