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 >>
January 26, 2004
Sylvester- Family members hang onto God and each other as they try to deal with the death of one of their own.
"She took care of her kids and she raised them well. It just when they get to a certain age they just do what they want to do and don't want to listen and this got to that point," says Bush's sister, Tangela Johnson.
Mardean Sparrow says her daughter, 34-year old Tabitha Bush, only began having problems with her 16-year-old twin sons about a year ago. The family says Bush tried to get youth authorities to intervene several times. Now, they say it's too late.
"It's just a mistake that's all because it wasn't his intention and I'll stand before anybody and tell them that. I don't feel it's fair to judge him and say that he murdered his mom because it wasn't his intention," she says.
Bush and her children were visiting her sister Sunday. She and one of the twins begin to argue when he hit her in the head. Police say she was able to drive back home to Tifton, but later collapsed and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
"It was just a family discussion on his behavior. His mom and my mother-in-law tried to talk to him and I guess he got upset and didn't want to listen," says Larry Johnson, Bush's brother-in-law.
"I still love him. He's my grandson, he's my oldest grandchild and I love him," adds Sparrow.
Now the family says they'll lean on each other as they cope with Bush's death and try to stay strong for the teenager they say never meant to hurt his mother.
The 16-year-old is being held in the Albany Regional youth Detention Center charged with voluntary manslaughter. Police say preliminary autopsy results show Bush died of stress induced cardiac arrest.