Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:43 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:43:09 GMT
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. Spiderman, Ariel and a few others made rounds to the children on the pediatricMore >>
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:40 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:40:51 GMT
Students and teachers at a south Georgia school dedicated a special spot to a little girl killed in a school bus crash two weeks ago. Several other Pataula Charter Academy students were injured in thatMore >>
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Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:31:56 GMT
Jurors heard closing arguments Wednesday afternoon in the aggravated assault trial of three South Georgia men charged with beating a man in the parking lot of a northwest Albany club. Prosecutors sayMore >>
Prosecutors say three men beat a man in an Albany club parking lot so fiercely they fractured his skull.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:24 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:24:32 GMT
Dougherty County Police are investigating a rash of entering auto thefts in the West region of the county. They hope you can identify one suspected thief caught on camera. Take a look at the young manMore >>
Dougherty County Police are looking for a young man captured on surveillance video using a stolen debit card.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:58:07 GMT
Teachers and parents have new resources to help kids deal with major issues such as bullying, depression, and obesity. Now kids and educators have the power to make a difference. Officials with Phoebe'sMore >>
Teachers and parents have new resources to help kids deal with major issues such as bullying, depression, and obesity. Now kids and educators have the power to make a difference. Officials with Phoebe's Network of Trust highlighted those resources at a special luncheon Wednesday.More >>
January 24, 2005
Fitzgerald- Fitzgerald Mayor Gerald Thompson says he...
"Couldn't be better, couldn't be better."
Friday police arrested 50 year old Walter William Mitchell for terroristic threats and acts against the mayor. Thompson says Mitchell, the former deputy director of the Ben Hill County library, was upset about being fired.
"Of course we understood that he was disgruntled, but then he sent something through the mail that the post office department discovered, and they thought it was too much to ignore."
In fact, Thompson says, postal officials in Albany intercepted two letters before he even knew about them, one addressed to him, another to city administrator Henry Tyson.
"There is an on-going investigation related to these charges about a South Georgia man, and some threats he was making," Tyson says.
Both men say they weren't worried about their safety and have been carrying out their daily activities as they normally would.
"We're all carrying on our duties to which the mayor has been elected and which we are responsible for," says Tyson.
"That's not the first time I've been threatened of course, and it will not be the last time if I stay in this business," says Thompson.
U.S. Postal inspectors in Atlanta are conducting an investigation into the letters. We tried to contact them to see what made them suspicious of the letters but have not received a response.