Albany and Dougherty County neighborhood watches celebrated

Chairman Chris Cohilas and Mayor Dorothy Hubbard proclaimed November 29th Neighborhood Watch Day. / Photo: Danielle Ledbetter

November 29 was proclaimed Neighborhood Watch Day by Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Dougherty County Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas.

Hubbard, Cohilas and other community leaders gathered to celebrate the various neighborhood watch groups in the county at the Government Center.

Mayor Hubbard said it’s important to have groups like these to keep the community safe and clean.

Commissioner John Howard also urged residents to get younger people involved. He said by getting younger people involved they are thinking about the future of the city.

One Albany resident felt the work of neighborhood watch is very important to the well-being of the county.

Ralph Rambeau said many people think it's the job of the police to keep the community safe. But Rambeau suggests its the job of the community to be vigilant and keep an eye on the neighborhood.

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