Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:32 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:32:02 GMT
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:31:27 GMT
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
Thieves broke windows to get inside and loot stores and houses of worship. Albany Police made one arrest, when the thief smashed a store window just one block from Police headquarters.
smash and grab burglaries seem to be more common in recent weeks, especially downtown. But one thief who struck too close to the Albany Police headquarters is behind bars.
Rainbow Music owner James Stephens said "This is a $300 brick." and laughs. The front door to Rainbow Music was smashed with that rock about 2:00 Monday morning. Owner James Stephens says it will cost $300 to replace. The thief ran inside and grabbed two bottles of cleaner and dominoes.
"No cash. You said it, small business, struggling business. No cash. Nothing expensive whatsoever. I just don't understand it," Stephens said.
A patrolling officer spotted the broken door glass and caught 25-year-old Willie Green leaving. "They got him. And I like that. That was very nice," Stephens said.
Employees are rebuilding the wood wall at the front of the O.K. Beauty and Fashion Store on South Slappey. About 4:00 AM they found the window smashed and a hole in the wall and the cash register and cash inside had been snatched.
The manager said the alarm company was coming today to improve their security system.
The alarm worked well at the RIver Road Church of Christ on Martin Luther King Junior Drive. Someone pushed in the window air conditioner in a Sunday school class, setting off the alarm. Another alarm sounded a few minutes later, scaring off the thief.
"From what we found, they tried to take a big screen TV we had in the lobby." said Deacon Fran Mumphery.
Most of the air conditioners at the church have burglar bars around them. They hit the one that did not. "It's real upsetting that someone would break into the Church. We think of the Church as a sacred place," Mumphrey said.
Another South Albany church, the Bethany Temple on Odom Avenue, was targeted Sunday morning about 5:00AM. An alarm sounded and Cedrick Burns was arrested inside the church, taking items from the kitchen.
Neighbors and church members tell us this was the fourth break in at the Bethany Temple in the last two months. They had a number of air conditioners stolen. They improved their alarm system, and caught the burglar this time.
Police are investigating Willie Green to see if he could be connected to other recent smash and grabs at downtown stores.