September 18, 2007
Albany -- A Dougherty County jury deliberated only 25 minutes before finding a man guilty of murder in the death of a convenience store customer.
Bobby Thomas was sentenced to two life sentences without the chance of parole.
Thomas was tried for the death of 54 year old Herby Wells, a customer at A-J's Dixie Food Store on East Broad Avenue in January 2006. Wells was shot in the head during a robbery attempt.
Investigators say Thomas did not fire the gun. An accomplice, Earl Scott, is charged with shooting Wells, and could face the death penalty if convicted.
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.
Albany city commissioners voted unanimously to roll back the millage rate.