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Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
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Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
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A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
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Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Albany-- Woody Hart is seeking more than two million dollars from Hodges and three employees of the Georgia Department of Corrections for false arrest and false imprisonment.
In March 2003, Woody Hart was released from prison after serving 24 months. But Ken Hodges went after him. Even though a judge ruled that Hart be released, Hodges defied the judge and ordered Hart re-arrested.
Now Hart says he lives in fear of being locked up again. Woody Hart was released from federal prison in March 2003, but District Attorney Ken Hodges was determined he serve the final three months of his sentence.
Hodges said, "We attempted to enforce the negotiated plea that he signed voluntarily when he went to prison."
After Hart was released, Hodges had him picked up again. A judge chastised and issued a warning to Ken Hodges for defying his order to let Hart go free.
"The Judge ultimately back tracked and did not give him what he gave him at the original sentencing, and that's the Judge's perogative," Hodges said. "So, quite candidly since then I haven't give it a whole lot of thought."
Monday afternoon, Hodges read the federal lawsuit filed against him. Hodges said, "It looks to be fairly meritless."
Hart, who is serving as his own attorney in filing the suit, declined to talk with us. He is seeking $2.7 million in compensation.
Hodges said the state will likely seek damages against Hart for filing a frivilous lawsuit.