Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:22:08 GMT
When times are tough, small businesses usually take the hardest hit but when things start looking up, they're often the quickest to recover. That's exactly what the Albany Chamber of Commerce says they'veMore >>
The Albany Chamber of Commerce is using a series of Lunch and Learns during National Small Business Appreciation week to make it easier for small businesses to bounce back, by encouraging all to participate and gather the right tools.More >>
A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:16:35 GMT
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
June 13, 2005
Albany -- A former Albany Police officer pleads guilty to offering an undercover cop money for sex. 35-year-old Lynn Johnson was sentenced to 12 months probation and fined $500 after pleading guilty to pandering.
November 13th, 2004 Johnson was arrested in an undercover prostitution sting in East Albany, after he offered two undercover officers forty dollars for sex. At the time of his arrest, Johnson was a school resource officer at Dougherty High.
Johnson's plea should cause him to lose his certification, so he can never be a police officer again. Dougherty District Attorney Ken Hodges said "It will be a matter of public record if any other agency is contemplating hiring him, or if the Peace Officers Standard and Training Committee decides to go after his POST certification."
Lynn Johnson resigned from the Albany Police after his indictment. He had been on the force for 11 years.
Meanwhile another former Albany Police officer pleaded not guilty to charges of theft and identity fraud. Demetria Gaskins asked for a court appointed attorney after her plea.
Gaskins is charged with stealing social security numbers and opening cell phone accounts at Alltel without permission. Gaskins has been suspended without pay.