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The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
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Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
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The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
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A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
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Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
Brooks County, GA (WALB) - Two men are in jail for the home invasion murder of a Brooks County man but deputies still don't have the killer.
Deputies say they know who the trigger man is and they are looking for him and a fourth accomplice in the case.
29-year-old Cornell Stephens and 24-year-old Lamar Jones, both of Brooks County, have been arrested and charged in 62-year-old Alberto Lemus' murder.
"The two that's incarcerated are charged with murder party to the crime," said Brooks County Sheriff Mike Dewey. "They were not the ones that actually pulled the trigger."
The Sheriff says they took cash from the dairy worker. Hispanic workers are once again the targets in this home invasion. Authorities say this case is unrelated to the ones occurring in Lowndes County and Valdosta.
The Sheriff says usually the people that commit the robberies know the person.
"Most of the time it's not random," said Sheriff Dewey. "Most of the time they know there's money or drugs in the residence. That what home invasions are for, drugs or money."
Late Saturday night after Lemus' roommate was hit on the head with a gun, he was able to go over to the neighbor's house to get help. Lemus was found shot Authorities found shot to death on the bathroom floor.
Authorities are looking for Michael and Derek Styles who are both in their mid-20s. Stephens and Jones have been charged with murder party to the crime and more charges could be pending.