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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
May 29, 2003
(Albany-AP) -- An Albany Herald reporter who was found in contempt of court for his behavior while covering a murder trial has been fired.
Tim Wesselman was fired after Dougherty County Superior Court Judge Stephen Goss found him in contempt of court yesterday. The judge gave Wesselman a two-day jail sentence with the option of serving 48 hours of community service instead.
The contempt charge against Wesselman stems from the Bill Scheer murder trial in Macon that ended last week in a mistrial. Courtroom videotape shows Wesselman going behind the judge's bench twice while the judge and jury were out of the courtroom at the Bibb County Courthouse on May 22nd, the ninth day of the ten-day trial. The newspaper immediately suspended Wesselman with pay.
The courtroom videotape, which was shown at yesterday's hearing, showed Wesselman going behind the judge's desk to use the telephone for about a minute at 4:14 p.m.
At 4:17 p.m., he returned to the bench a second time. Wesselman told Herald editors last week he had been reading the Allen Charge, a statement that compels deadlocked jurors to continue deliberating in an attempt to reach a verdict.
Goss had read the Allen Charge to the jury shortly before 4:00 p.m., but Wesselman was absent from the courtroom. The jury remained deadlocked and Goss declared a mistrial Friday afternoon. Scheer was accused of killing his father.
Wesselman's attorney, Pete Donaldson -- who also represented Scheer -- said the reporter had not intended any harm. Wesselman apologized to the judge.