Several police officers swarmed an Albany catholic community center Wednesday morning, but it was for good reasons!The Dougherty County Police Department donated over $500 in groceries to help families ahead of Thanksgiving.
The new Lowndes County School System’s ID system checks all visitors to see if they’re on the national sex offender registry. It’s being implemented all across the county school system, including the Board of Education.
Chronic hunger is a major problem here in South Georgia. In Dougherty and surrounding counties, one in four residents are “food insecure” as we call it, many times not knowing where the next meal is coming from for them and their families.
Professional fundraisers are for-profit companies that contract with charities to solicit donations by telephone or through the mail. The industry is loosely regulated and can keep as much as 100% of donated dollars.