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Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting. Robert Skinner, the NYSP director, outlined the program's services,More >>
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting.More >>
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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Lakeland. Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents areMore >>
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Monday, May 20 2013 11:25 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:25:03 GMT
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:54:19 GMT
Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the 484,201 jackpot prize. Barretts, 6685 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, sold the Quik Pik ticket.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:45:59 GMT
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
August 11, 2004
Ashburn-- Wednesday , Ashburn Police arrested several people they say were involved in a mob fight that injured a half dozen officers. Witnesses say officers incited the violence but police say that's simply not true.
Police have made four arrests in what they describe as a brawl with an angry mob. A mob that threw bricks and glass bottles. It happened last week in front of the Traffic Light club in Ashburn, when law enforcement officials responded to reports of a fight. When it was over, six officers were injured. One was taken to the hospital.
"We had car video cameras going and we were able to take those tapes and identify the suspects. At that point that was a crucial piece of evidence that allowed us to get warrants on these individuals," says Police Chief Ben Sumner.
But while police worked to identify suspects, some citizens were busy pointing fingers. Witnesses blame officers for starting violence. But Chief Sumner says the video tapes say otherwise.
"They were up and just professional and trying to do there best to disperse the crowd and explain what was going on to the people there," says Sumner.
The police department limited the duties of one officer accused of using excessive force. Mayor Bob Hunnicutt says that doesn't mean he did anything wrong. The decision was made because the officer received threats and the investigation is still open.
"No disciplinary action will be taken they just recommend that he work in other areas until everything is investigated," says Hunnicutt.
Police say the 4 arrests are just the beginning. As they review more police video, they may identify more suspects and make more arrests.
The suspects who have been arrested face charges ranging from inciting violence to destruction of government property.