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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 >>
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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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:30:40 GMT
By PAMELA SAMPSON AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) - The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, andMore >>
The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China. Benchmark crude for June delivery was down 55 cents to $95.47 a barrel, but gas in East Albany was $3.42 this morning....More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:03 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:03:02 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Albany-- Defense attorneys are asking for the release of a 73-year-old Albany woman, held in the Dougherty County Jail nearly seven months. Lawyers say Anne Williamson is in poor health and doesn't need to be in jail.
Williamson and her son are awaiting trial on charges they stole more than one million dollars for an elderly woman Williamson took care of.
Anne Williamson, her son Dan Daniell, and five other family members were arrested June 23rd in raids at five homes across South Georgia. Prosecutors say Williamson was the mastermind of a scheme to embezzling more than $1 million from 84-year-old Ima Rude, when Williamson was Rude's legal guardian.
The 73-year-old Williamson is still being held without bond. Her lawyers are asking Judge Stephen Goss to release her because of health concerns.
But the District Attorney says no. Dougherty D. A. Ken Hodges said "They have ties to foreign banks in foreign places, and we believe they are flight risks."
Williamson's attorney Ripley Bell could not appear on camera, but says because of Williamson's health and to help prepare her defense, she should be released. Her trial has been delayed while a forensic accountant investigates.
Hodges said "It's purely a defense delay. The state is always ready. It's ready today."
Except for her son Dan, the rest of Williamson's family have settled charges against them, and are paying restitution fines. Daughter Helen Cook and her husband Danny plead guilty to felony Theft by Receiving, and will pay $80,000.
Daniell's wife Cyndi and Williamson's grandson Cameron Cook are in Pre-trial intervention. If they complete one year of probation, their records will be cleared. Cameron Cook will pay $15,000 restitution.
Court officers sold all of Williamson and Daniell's assets, collecting nearly $84,000. Williamson's attorney Bell says he does not know when they will be ready to go to court for trial.
Both Williamson and Daniell are being held in the general population at the Dougherty County Jail.
A lawyer who represented Williamson in Rude's guardianship, Stuart Brown, is being sued in a civil complaint for $30,000.