Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
July 7, 2006
Albany -- An Albany man, convicted of dousing his roommate with a flammable liquid and setting him on fire, Friday agreed to a plea deal that sets him free.
In Dougherty County court 31-year old Anthony Virga pleaded guilty to aggravated battery, though he still maintains his innocence.
Virga was given a 5 year sentence, settling for the 14 months he spent in the Dougherty County jail. He'll spend the rest of the time on probation.
Virga was found guilty in March 2005 of setting Patrick Carter on fire while he slept. In May 2006, Judge Willie Lockette granted Virga a new trial because of ineffective counsel.
Both Carter and Virga agreed to the plea deal saying they did not want to go through another trial. Carter said he still has physical and emotional scars from the fire, but wanted to move on with his life. Carter said " It's bitter sweet. An innocent man does not plead guilty. So he's guilty as far as I'm concerned. "
Carter said he still has no idea why Virga attacked him.
Virga's family hugged him in the courtroom after the plea sentence. He was released from the Dougherty County jail about two hours later.