Saturday, May 25 2013 8:43 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:43:55 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
June 17, 2003
Statenville - Who will be the next sheriff of Echols County? Voters headed to the polls Tuesday morning to make that decision.
Interim Sheriff Randy Courson and former deputy Barry Sasser each hope he'll get the chance. "I think I'll be a positive law enforcement leader for the citizens of Echols County, and just want to serve them the best I can," said Courson.
Sasser, who served as a deputy under former sheriff Donald Fender, declined to comment about the election. He wasn't retained as a deputy under Courson.
Courson says his biggest concern is voter turnout. But as of mid-morning, that didn't seem to be a worry. "They've been coming in steady, and I was really concerned with it being a special election," said Courson.
Courson was appointed sheriff of Echols County this past March. Before that, he served as Chief Deputy under former sheriff Donald Fender for three years.
Probate Judge Carl Rodgers selected the temporary sheriff, and says Courson's done a great job of leading the county. "I wouldn't have selected him if I didn't think he could do the job, and he's made some really positive changes," said Rodgers. "But either way the election goes, we've got two good candidates out here that will both get the job done"
Regardless of who becomes the next sheriff, voters are glad to be moving past the scandal the county faced with the former sheriff. "I want people to know that we're good folks over here, we've had some bad publicity over the past year but we'll get over it," said Rodgers.
Even though he's only been sheriff three months, Courson says he's been a positive change for the department. And if elected, he'll continue to help rebuild the county's reputation.