October 31, 2006
Albany -- A former Albany Herald employee plead no contest to charges she conned her co-workers out of money for her six year old son's funeral. The boy is not dead.
Demetrious Green of Parrott was sentenced to 12 months probation and fined $409. She'll also have to pay more than $3,000 in restitution.
Just before last Christmas, Green told Herald supervisor that her son died, and co-workers raised $630 for her.
In July, she told the paper her mother died, and she needed time off. Both her son and mother are still alive. Green resigned from the paper August 4th.
The YMCA is offering some new after school programs this year after the 21st Century grant ended.
Fulfilling student needs was the focus of a community meeting with Dougherty County School officials Tuesday.
Jimmy Carter was among those raising money for the Boys & Girls Club of Americus-Sumter County Tuesday.
An electrical blackout during South Georgia's high temperatures created some concern at the Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society Tuesday.
Albany city leaders voted to deny the rezoning of the 2400 block of Whispering Pines Circle to allow the building of a Captain D's restaurant.