July 25, 2007
Homerville - An FBI investigation reveals that Clinch County Superior Court Judge Brooks Blitch signed orders spending more than 200-thousand dollars in county money.
The money was used for everything from Sheriff's cars, to computers for the tax office, to a new desk and chair for the Judge's own office.
County commissioners, who control the budget under Georgia law, only complained after they discovered the judge had ordered payments to five employees totaling $67,255.00.
FBI agents executed a search warrant on the judge's office in Homerville June 26th.
No criminal charges have been filed against anyone in this investigation.
Commissioners say the Judge held back court fines and fees and instead of turning them over to the county, spent the money for county improvements he deemed necessary.
Albany City commissioners are working to fight crime in their districts and some are seeing success in the new year.
Chicken Salad Chick is now open. It's located at 2416 Dawson Road in Albany.
There was a three-vehicle accident involving a Dougherty County Police cruiser on Highway 19 in Dougherty County Wednesday night.
Parents in Valdosta react to hearing of a possible school bus driver strike that could take place in days to come, for several reasons.
A man accused of making threats of violence against law enforcement and the general public has turned himself in to authorities.