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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 >>
November 2, 2006
Cordele - A woman, attempting to drop her child off with his grandmother, is instead met at the door by her ex-boyfriend. Police say he raped and beat the woman, then took off with their one year old child.
Around 8:00 Tuesday morning, Charles Harris was just starting his day. When he opened the door to go outside, he saw police cars filing into his neighborhood. He says, "I'm thinking everything's fine when I woke up this morning, but police came to my house."
What they told him was shocking. Harris says, "They say he had raped and beat his girlfriend and took the baby."
"He", being 19-year old Rafael Williams, Senior, a friend of Harris', and police were trying to track him down. "He was just like a son to me," says Harris, "'cause he would come to play with my son and they always had a good time together, but I never knew."
Never knew his friend could be suspected of such a violent crime. " It's scary because I have a daughter, you know. I wouldn't want the same thing to happen to my daughter, so it shakes you up a bit."
Williams is now in police custody, but had not been charged as of 4:30 PM Thursday. The child, Rafael Williams Junior was also found and is okay.
The victim was taken to the hospital for an examination.