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Three Albany men, charged with beating a man in a bar parking lot so viciously they fractured his skull. are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their trial. After three hours of deliberationMore >>
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Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
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A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
July 31, 2003
Americus-- An Americus woman, four months pregnant, is caught in the crossfire after a business deal gone bad.
42-year-old Walter Frankie Noble of Americus was upset over a problematic swimming pool that 51-year-old William Holloway of Andersonville installed more than two years ago.
Tuesday night, the men argued over the phone, then decided to meet, to end the fight once and for all. But, instead of hurting each other, a bystander, four-months pregnant, was shot.
Blood stains cover the driver's seat of a Honda Civic-- blood from the bullet wound 31-year-old Martina Granado suffered trying to flee a gun fight.
"Whenever the gun came out, and the warning shot fired in the air, she made a valid attempt to get away from the area, get away from the conflict and was shot as a result of being an innocent bystander, a good Samaritan to a certain extent," said Sumter County Sheriff Robert Ingle.
Walter Frankie Noble, a family acquantience, asked Granado and her boyfriend to drive him to an intersection on Highway 271 in Andersonville. He was meeting William Holloway to end an argument that started hours earlier over the phone.
"To finish off the argument is basically what it amounted to, I assume it was a challenge or right let's get this over and done with," said the sheriff. "It doesn't take long for something to develop out of nothing."
Investigators say Holloway and Noble got into a fist fight, then Holloway broke away to get a gun out of his car. Noble hopped in the car with Granado, and Holloway began shooting. Mr. Holloway fired one round into the air and then a second round that entered the victim's vehicle. The bullet pierced the car's trunk, went through the back seat and the driver's seat, striking Granado in her right shoulder.
Holloway fled, checking into the Jameson Inn in Americus. Five hours later, Holloway was taken into custody, and faces two counts aggravated assault. Charges are pending against Nobles.
Granado is stable at the Sumter County Regional Hospital. Her pregnancy is not in jeopardy, and Granado is expected to make a full recovery.