Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:10 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:10:40 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:16 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:16:37 GMT
Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her. She is charged with cruelty to aMore >>
Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:45 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:45:09 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports (http://bit.ly/17WfBX4) thatMore >>
About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The unit is made up of soldiers assigned at Fort Benning and medical personnel from throughout the Army.More >>
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By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press BERLIN (AP) - Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs asMore >>
Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50 terror threats.More >>
April 2, 2004
Sumter County-- An Americus man is in jail, charged with murdering his former coworker.
57-year-old Vivian Wright was found dead inside her home Tuesday night--her car and cell phone stolen. Investigators found the accused killer by tracing calls he made on that phone.
34-year-old Brian Lee Morgan is charged with murdering Vivian Wright.
Morgan was taken into custody at his mother's home in Americus early Friday morning. Sumter County Sheriff Robert Ingle says, "He probably had been on drugs last night when he was taken into custody."
Drugs could be the reason why Morgan was at Wright's north Sumter County home Monday night, "The robbery was to obtain either money or items that can be sold for money to sustain his drug habit."
Investigators think Morgan tried to rob Vivian Wright for drug money--instead he killed her, "She was murdered, in her bed, in her bedroom. She was strangled to death."
Wright was found Tuesday night by a former coworker at Sumter County Regional Hospital--the same place where Morgan once worked, "That is our understanding, that he worked as a floor technician at Sumter Regional Hospital. This is apparently where he met her and they became friends."
A friendship that went terribly wrong. Now neighbors of Wright's are shocked by her violent end. Angela Brantley says, "My reaction was that it was so close to my home, it was right in my backyard and it was so quiet and I never knew anything was going on. That was the part that was hard."
Vivian Wright recently left her job at Sumter Regional Hospital after seven years as a lab technician.
She accepted a new job at a Louisiana hospital--where she planned to move to be near her grandchildren.