Commissioners condemn deadly violence - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Commissioners condemn deadly violence

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Thomasville woman celebrates 100th Birthday

    Thomasville woman celebrates 100th Birthday

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:57:34 GMT
    A Thomasville woman is celebrating her 100th birthday. Irene Manning celebrates her 100th Birthday today. Friends and family threw her a birthday party at Cherokee Lake in Thomasville. Her grandson saysMore >>
    A Thomasville woman is celebrating her 100th birthday. Irene Manning celebrates her 100th Birthday today. Friends and family threw her a birthday party at Cherokee Lake in Thomasville. Her grandson saysMore >>
  • Easter Bunny visits hospitalized children

    Easter Bunny visits hospitalized children

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:52:00 GMT
    The Easter Bunny made an appearance at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital today.   The Dougherty County Police Department partnered with the Easter Bunny Foundation to deliver stuffed Easter Bunnies to childrenMore >>
    The Easter Bunny made an appearance at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital today.   The Dougherty County Police Department partnered with the Easter Bunny Foundation to deliver stuffed Easter Bunnies to childrenMore >>
  • Storm clean up is underway at wildlife rehabilitation center

    Storm clean up is underway at wildlife rehabilitation center

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:46:45 GMT
    Storm Clean up is underway at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Thomasville.   Sierra Dorpinghouse is all geared up and ready to help with clean up after Friday's storm damaged several animal cagesMore >>
    Storm Clean up is underway at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Thomasville.   Sierra Dorpinghouse is all geared up and ready to help with clean up after Friday's storm damaged several animal cagesMore >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Some Dougherty County commissioners are speaking out about gang violence after a double homicide last week.

Commissioner John Hayes encouraged commissioners to raise awareness in the community about violent crimes and gangs. He says incidents like the deadly drive by shooting last Sunday impact the community in a number of ways, and we need to support law enforcement and get involved.

"We need to create great awareness to our citizens through neighborhood watch, neighborhood association activities. It's something that we should all be very very concerned about." said Dougherty County Commissioner John Hayes.

"It's important for anyone in this community to be concerned about the loss of life, especially among our young people. And to know that perhaps it is due to gang related activity in the community," said Dougherty County Commissioner Gloria Gaines.

 Albany Police are still investigating the March 17th shooting that left two 20-year-old men dead. No arrests have been made.

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow