Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
COOK COUNTY, GA (WALB) - A Cook County man is getting his life together after spending more than a year behind bars. Many people say he shouldn't have spent a day in jail.
Frank Hatley was ordered to jail for not paying child support, even though he's not the father of the child in question. It's all been worked out now, thanks in part to Cook County's Sheriff.
Hatley is thankful for all the support he received from his attorney, community, and Cook County Sheriff John Daughtrey.
"I've known Frank pretty much all of his life and I knew what his situation was," said Sheriff John Daughtrey. "I'm just glad the court ruled in his favor. I'm glad he got this behind him and that he'll be able to move forward."
Sheriff Daughtrey called for an attorney when Hatley was put in jail a second time for not paying child support on Travon Morrison, now 20 years old, who wasn't Hatley's child.
"I don't think it was anybody's menace or forethought on anybody's part," said Daughtrey. " It's just one of those things that slipped though the crack and the case never got looked at the way it should have been."
He was put in jail for the first time for six months in 2006 for not paying child support but was released after a doctor said he was going blind from cataracts.
"Everyday I got up and I just thanked God to just give me the strength and the willpower to face everyday," said Frank Hatley. "It was always in the back of my mind, I'm not suppose to be here."
Hatley says he should be compensated for the $6000 he did pay in child support and for the 13 months he spent in jail.
Hatley is getting his life back together. He's waiting on his income tax returns and also his driver's license so he can get back in the workforce and get a home of his own.
Hatley is currently living with his niece in Lenox.