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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 >>
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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 >>
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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.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 >>
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SEMINOLE COUNTY, GA (WALB) – A man is in the Seminole County Jail charged in several south georgia church burglaries. Investigators say he stole musical instruments and electronics worth thousands of dollars.
Investigators say 37-year-old David Heath Sandlin broke into three Decatur county churches and two Seminole county churches. The burglaries date back to early 2009 but the most recent one happened early Tuesday morning.
We're told he's an active member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Decatur county and even sings in the choir. He had access to the church and that's where investigators say his crime spree began.
They say early last year he stole electric guitars and drums from Fellowship and stole a flat screen TV last month. In addition to Fellowship, deputies say Sandlin stole electronics from Bethel Baptist Church and Southwest Baptist Church last week.
And Tuesday morning they say he broke into two churches in Seminole county, Trinity United Methodist and Hebrew Church of Christ.
Decatur county investigators say he took mostly televisions and DVD players and sold them to pawn shops in Dougherty, Lee, Seminole, and Decatur counties.
This isn't Sandlin's first arrest for church burglaries. He's been out on parole since November 2008. He served several years in Georgia and Alabama for the same type of crime, just at different places of worship.
Sandlin is charged with eight counts of burglary in all because he hit Fellowship Baptist Church three times. He's also charged in Seminole county with vandalism to a place of worship.