According to Sumter County Coroner Mathis Wright, Tony Lee Stafford died because of complications following an accident at a worksite. His family believes he wasn’t properly cared for by his employer, Golden Gourmet, a food distributor in Americus.
As in most cities, there are challenges. One in four people in Albany lives in poverty. And poverty typically goes hand in hand with crime. But that doesn’t necessarily answer the question: Is Albany safe?
On any given night in Georgia, a state official says that roughly 50 to 70 children in foster care with complex needs will sleep in a local Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) office or hotel.
New information from the Georgia Department of Corrections and Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH) confirms a dangerous and hard-to-control bacteria is within the water system at Autry State Prison in Mitchell County.
Last week, WALB News 10 reported that hundreds of kids are staying in hotel rooms and offices instead of foster homes. Following that report, state officials told WALB about changes they’re making to try to fix the issue.
POST denied his ability to be certified as a peace officer after he was “involved in several incidents of domestic violence and one incident resulted in the candidate (Walker) being criminally charged.”