Thursday, May 23 2013 5:19 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:19:44 GMT
One south Georgia law enforcement agency recently received much needed financial help for a mandatory upgrade. The Thomasville Police department got an $8,000 grant from the Governor's Office of HighwayMore >>
The Thomasville Police department got an $8,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:13 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:13:37 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:06:59 GMT
A south Georgia soldier is enjoying her first night with her family in months. She returned to Quitman today after a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan. And she surprised her son and her mother at herMore >>
A south Georgia soldier is enjoying her first night with her family in months.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:04 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:04:16 GMT
All non-essential employees at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany have been sent home for the day due to a sudden drop in water pressure. Base officials say the water is either running extremely low orMore >>
The command is still investigating the cause of this specific leak and will provide up-to-date information to the public as well as its workforce as to the causes and preventative measures that will take place in the future.More >>
February 10, 2008
Albany -- The death of 16-year-old Antwon Luke was the last straw for Willie Ross, and it put him to action.
"I went up to the city manager's office, and its is a sad thing to say that it took somebody's child having to get killed to get their attention,' said Ross.
Since this incident the city has invested time to Willie's cause. "After the shooting, I would say three working days after, Mr. Postell, the city manager and the code enforcement supervisor all met me. And we teamed up and cleaned up our street and also the three streets across," said Ross.
The city installed new street lights, posted signs, and even painted curbs all in effort to clean up the South Albany neighborhood. "It's been pretty nice since the shooting. It's sad to say that," said Ross.
These results took a lot of work. "I went door to door and talked to most of the citizens and like I said the shooting opened a lot of eyes. Most of the guys and older residents tell me thank you," said Ross.
But not all of the responses have been positive ones.
"All the threats I've been getting, that don't bother me because I have the Lord. Half of them come back and apologize anyway. I just want to let them know that in Telafax, we are not going for it. We are taking our neighborhood back," said Ross.
Ross's only regret is this didn't happen sooner.
"We all need to team up and get with some churches. Not wait for somebody to get shot and wait for somebody to go to jail for selling drugs . We need to try to help the people before it gets this way," said Ross.
Willie Ross continues to try to improve his South Albany neighborhood. He says that there are a few more street signs that still need to be put up. And he is also trying to start a crime watch program.