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      Stay safe July 4th

      The Albany Police Department is making sure everyone has a fun, but safe, July 4th holiday.

      Officers are out at the fairgrounds on foot, on bikes and on four-wheelers.There is heightened enforcement through neighborhoods and the rest of the city.Zero-tolerance for drinking and driving is in effect and curfew laws will be enforced."It is a weeknight, I know it is a holiday but it also is a weekend night and the curfew laws will be enforced. Children need to be in by 11 unless they are accompanied by a parent," said Phyllis Banks, media manager for the Albany Police Department.

      Albany Police want to remind everyone to keep crime prevention in mind: lock your car doors, keep valuables out of sight and be aware of your surroundings.Stay connected to MySouthWestGA.com as stories develop and the FOX 31 Newscast at 10 PM. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter to join in on the conversation and connect with FOX 31!