Friday, May 24 2013 12:30 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:30:17 GMT
Criminals went to the back door of a house on South Street in Thomasville, and burst their way inside on Wednesday night. Police say they took several hundred dollars worth of electronics and a YamahaMore >>
Criminals went to the back door of a house on South Street in Thomasville, and burst their way inside on Wednesday night. Police say they took several hundred dollars worth of electronics and a Yamaha four-wheeler, and made a clean getaway.More >>
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 >>
Albany - Friday, Albany Commissioner Henry Mathis was indicted on two additional counts of extortion for demanding money from a man who owns a trucking company and a woman who had a trash contract with the city. He already faced charges for extorting another man after helping his business get a liquor license. Mathis was initially suspended but was re-instated to the commission after his trial was delayed. Now that he's been indicted on more charges, what exactly will happen next is unknown and a little confusing.
"Nothing's new to us," said Henry Mathis's attorney, Rick Collum. Collum wasn't surprised when a federal grand jury handed down a superseding indictment for his client. "The government had alleged that James Hadley and Dora Wilson were involved in some capacity, before the superseding indictment."
In fact, Dora Wilson and James Hadley's allegations that Mathis extorted hundreds of dollars from them lead prosecutors to ask federal Judge Louis Sands to put Mathis's initial trial on hold. Mathis is also charged with demanding money from Joe McDonald, an associate of an Albany night club.
Collum says Dora Wilson is accusing Mathis of extortion to get a lighter sentence, she's serving prison time for drug charges. He says Hadley is her boyfriend.
"Dora Wilson has already been sentenced, and she didn't come out with any of these allegation before she had been sentenced. So obviously, she's trying to get a better deal. And, James Hadley I question his motives as well," said Collum.
He went on to say, "He contends that he is not guilty, and that he's going to face whatever the government throws at him."
The question now - will the Governor throw another suspension his way? Collum says no. "Technically he shouldn't be re suspended because it's the same exact case. If the government had dismissed then re indicted, then there would be grounds to re suspended. But since it's the same case, the same rules apply that have since the very beginning. They shouldn't be able to suspend Mr. Mathis."
The Governor's Office was closed Monday for Confederate Memorial Day, so there's no word yet on whether Governor Perdue can and will re-suspend Mathis until the new trial.
Rick Collum says Mathis plans to attend Tuesday's city commission meeting. Mathis's arraignment is set for Wednesday afternoon. He will once again plead not guilty. Mathis's new trial is set for June.