Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:32 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:32:02 GMT
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 >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:31:27 GMT
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 >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
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 >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
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 >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
August 21, 2003
Dougherty County - A pre-trial hearing for Bill Scheer. He's the Albany school teacher accused of killing his father 13 years ago.
Due to his arrest and subsequent trial, Bill Scheer had to use money from his late father's trust to pay his legal fees. His lawyer doesn't want that brought up at his second trial. On Thursday, Judge Stephen Goss gave permission to the state to continue talking about Bill Scheer's finances, for now. However, he stopped short of making an official ruling.
Dougherty County District Attorney, Ken Hodges, says, "We're gonna have plenty of evidence as we did in the first trial that the motive for the killing was for financial gain. I can't see for an instance where he would exclude the evidence." Scheer's lawyer, Pete Donaldson, says, "What I don't want to do is get into what it cost the defendant in this case before the jury. It doesn't have anything to do with the case in terms of what the issue is. We don't want that kind of evidence to clutter the record."
In May, Bill Scheer's trial ended with a hung jury, with eight jurors voting not guilty. He will be re-tried September 8th in Macon.