Monday, May 20 2013 2:15 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:15:09 GMT
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Lakeland. Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents areMore >>
Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents are investigating two officers who were involved, a Lanier Co. Sheriff's deputy and a GSP trooper.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:25 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:25:03 GMT
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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:54:19 GMT
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 >>
June 10, 2005 Albany-- A federal jury took less than 90 minutes to conclude that the government had made its case against Albany City Commissioner Henry Mathis.
Mathis was on trial for accepting money from business owners to provide favorable influence on their behalf. Mathis contended that payments that were captured on video tape were campaign contributions for Commissioner Jon Howard.
Leaving federal court, Henry Mathis maintained his innocence. "I'm not guilty, I never was guilty."
But a jury ruled otherwise, and convicted Mathis of three counts of extortion and giving misleading statements to law enforcement.
"I have no bad feelings about what has happened. I've had my day in court. I'm happy because I know what the truth is, and I know what I saw during this trial."
Mathis says he plans to appeal the verdict.
"I believe that the jury disregarded the overall evidence, and they voted their instincts," said Mathis' Attorney Rick Collum. "That's the jury's verdict. Mr. Mathis and I will stand by that verdict until that verdict be over pealed on appeal by the 11th Circuit."
It will likely be three months before Mathis is sentenced. He could face 41 to 51 months in federal prison. "I'm not scared about prison, I'm already in a prison," Mathis said. "When I walk around among people who do things to hurt, I might as well be in a prison. Providing that we're not successful on appeal, I'll do my day."
Mathis is also now officially expelled from the Albany City Commission.
His sentencing date hasn't been set. He is still free today but he could soon be serving up to 51 months in federal prison; unless he can win an appeal he plans to file.