Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
November 14, 2005
Albany -- An Albany man plead guilty to murder Monday, but only after an unnusual concession from the district attorney.
Sammy Brown said he would confess to killing a woman two years ago, only if TV cameras were kept out of the courtroom, and the District Attorney Ken Hodges agreed.
Thirty-seven-year-old Sammy Brown said he would plead guilty to the murder of Sonyanna Thomas in October 2003, but only if our TV cameras were not permited inside the courtroom.
The victim's Husband Lawrence Thomas, said, "I just appreciate the fact the kids didn't have to go through the actual trial. Him denying what he did. By him going on and admitting his guilt, it brought a little relief."
On October 2nd, 2003, the Thomas family found their Butler Street home ransacked, and 29-year-old Sonyanna missing. The family put out an impassioned plea for their Mother's return.
The next day, Sammy Brown was arrested for burglary, after trying to pawn several of the Thomas' items. He also had her car.
October 11th Sonyanna's body was found in a creek just across the Worth County line. Brown was charged with murder.
Thomas said "I just glad he plead guilty and we did not have to go to trial. I'm just ready for it to be over."
Brown was sentenced to life in prison, plus 20 years. The soonest he could get a parole hearing, according to the D. A., is 34 years.