Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
April 28, 2006 by Rick Williams
Homerville -- Clinch county Sheriff Winston Peterson, through his attorney, is denying the sheriff or any county officials made particular statements quoted in an Associated Press report, about fees for inmates of the Clinch County Jail.
WALB broadcast the Associated Press story in which county officials were quoted as saying the fine was their way of punishing criminals for their crimes instead of taxpayers.
Now attorney Richard Strickland of Brunswick says neither the sheriff nor any county official ever made such a statement to the Associated Press.
The federal court case ended when both sides agreed to a settlement and Judge Hugh Lawson issued a consent order. In that order, the county agreed to stop charging the $18.00 daily fee and to repay about $27,000 to inmates charged the fee between November 2000 and November 2004.
The consent order also noted that the jail fees for pretrial detainees had been in existence for about 30 years, long before the administration of Sheriff Winston Peterson.
The sheriff's attorney says the consent order means there is no legal ruling made on the issue of whether the jail reimbursement fees are authorized under Georgia law.
Attorney Strickland says Sheriff Peterson is pleased with the settlement.