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The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
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Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
February 3, 2006
Albany -- Fifty-four-year-old Herby Wells died at an Albany hospital just before noon Friday. The District Attorney says Wells did not resist when armed robbers stuck up A. J.'s Dixie Food Store January 14th, but he was shot in the head anyway.
Wells was a regular customer at the store. Twenty-seven-year old Earl Scott and 34-year-old Bobby Thomas were arrested days after the robbery.
Now they are both charged with murder. "Scott as a party to the crime," said Dougherty D. A. Ken Hodges. "Thomas as the one who shot the man. The case will go to the Grand Jury on the 15th of this month, and there will be 19 charges."
Hodges says the murder cases do qualify for the death penalty, and he will determine if he will charge them that way.
Wells sister Lena Wells Robinson sent this message to WALB by email:
Herby leaves behind three brothers and five sisters. Please let it be known Herby was loved by many especially his family and too many friends to began to mention, as Herby never met a stranger.
The family has set up a post office box for cards and expressions and a Special Funds Account to help with the cost, if anyone feels like they would like to give.
In memory of Herbert Thomas Wells P.O. Box 765 Albany, Georgia 31702