Monday, May 20 2013 11:25 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:25:03 GMT
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:54:19 GMT
Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the 484,201 jackpot prize. Barretts, 6685 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, sold the Quik Pik ticket.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:45:59 GMT
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:30:40 GMT
By PAMELA SAMPSON AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) - The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, andMore >>
The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China. Benchmark crude for June delivery was down 55 cents to $95.47 a barrel, but gas in East Albany was $3.42 this morning....More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:03 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:03:02 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
The Albany Dougherty Metro SWAT team is undergoing a special week of training. Officials brought in an outside SWAT instructor to lead the training.
Barrow County Sheriff's Training Director David Aderhold, who has been teaching SWAT training for more than ten years, worked with the Albany SWAT team on team shooting skills.
Shooting skills that they do over and over again, because it could mean the difference between life and death.
"What we are getting them to do today is actually do movement drills while they are walking and engaging a threat at the same time," said Barrow Co.'s Training Director David Aderhold.
SWAT goes into action during the most dangerous situations, and the Albany SWAT team this week is drilling in five new members so that they can all work together as one unit.
"The ability to go out and perform hazardous duty, we need to stay on top of our game," said SWAT Commander Captain Tim Hanington.
Lt. Michael Persely has been on the SWAT team for ten years, and he says this training is necessary. "We're doing more stress shooting. Some of our weaknesses have been exposed. But at the same time we're learning more about ourselves."
Aderhold said he heard before he met the Albany SWAT team that they were elite, and he said after working with them that is true. But this week he will give them more new ideas to train with.
Officials say it costs much less to bring the SWAT Instructors to Albany for a week of training than to send several of the officers to training centers.