Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
January 11, 2005
Albany-- Henry Mathis is accused of extorting money from a night club associate. He was summoned to appear in front of a Magistrate Judge tomorrow to have a bond and trial date set.
According to the indictment, problems for Henry Mathis started in April of 2003, when he was the Mayor Pro Tem. Vivian Sampson was fighting the denial of her alcohol consumption license for the Old Roadmasters Motorcycle ClubNorth Blaylock Street.
Under city ordinance, bars must be at least 1,000 feet away from each other and there was already a bar nearby. Sampson asked for that law to be changed. After some discussion, Mathis motioned to repeal and change the ordinance and other commissioners passed the changes.
The indictment states that from July and December of that same year, Mathis extorted the night clubs' treasurer, Joseph McDonald, taking money from him and threatening the livelihood of the club. The indictment also states Mathis then lied to GBI agents about the extortion.
U.S. Attorney Max Wood says Mathis wasn't arrested, but summoned to appear in front of a Magistrate Judge Wednesday, when most likely his bond will be set and a trial date scheduled. "Right now, all I am at liberty to discuss with you is the fact that we'll be having an initial hearing on the case tomorrow at 3:00PM at the federal magistrates court," said. "At that time, certain preliminary matters will be dealt with."
Mathis didn't return our phone calls today, so we stopped by his house. As we pulled up, a man who looked like Mathis shut the front door. When we tried to knock, no one answered.
Under state law, the governor can suspend Mathis from office until the trial. In the next 14 days, the Governor will choose two other city commissioners from around the state to sit on a panel with the Attorney General to determine if Mathis should be suspended during the trial.