Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 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 >>
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 >>
COLUMBUS, GA -
As a local family is still mourning the loss of a Columbus taxi cab driver and father of ten, many people are questioning the safety of other taxi drivers in our community.
The drivers we spoke to say the murder of 59-year-old Byron Brown has made them think even more about steps they need to take to ensure their safety.
Early sunday morning, Brown was found dead in the driver's seat of his taxi cab at the intersection of Shelby Street and Munson Drive with a single gun shot wound to his head.
Sandy Mitchell, 22, was arrested for the crime Monday.
Now, some cab drivers say they are trying to avoid areas where they do not feel comfortable and do not take calls that are at strange times of the night.
"It makes me more cautious. That's why I don't go into certain areas that I used to go into. Just, I'm not going to let it stop me from letting me feed my family or take care of myself or take care of my family," said Timmy Vasquez, a driver for Warrior Cab.
"I have drivers out there in the streets also. It's a difficult job that he is performing. We just want to tell the family that we are sorry what happened," said Lewis Rodriguez, Owner of Special Ops. Taxi Cab.
Some taxi drivers also say they would like to have a better relationship and more communication with the Columbus Police Department.