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Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting. Robert Skinner, the NYSP director, outlined the program's services,More >>
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 2:15 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:15:09 GMT
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Lakeland. Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents areMore >>
Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents are investigating two officers who were involved, a Lanier Co. Sheriff's deputy and a GSP trooper.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:25 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:25:03 GMT
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:54:19 GMT
Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the 484,201 jackpot prize. Barretts, 6685 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, sold the Quik Pik ticket.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:45:59 GMT
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
September 25, 2007
Albany -- A Leesburg man is charged with murdering his wife at a Northwest Albany apartment Monday night. Police found 45-year-old Ronnie Faircloth drinking beer outside the apartment where his wife, 42-year-old Norma Faircloth lay dead on the kitchen floor.
He asked officers if he could get another beer out of the refrigerator, next to her body.
Paramedics were called to the apartment at the Nottingham North around 10:45. They called police when they found Norma Faircloth, shot in the head, dead on the kitchen floor.
She had separated from her husband, Ronnie Faircloth, Friday and moved into the apartment. Police say Faircloth appeared intoxicated, and told them he went to the apartment to try to patch things up with his wife, and then left to buy beer.
When he returned he told Officers he found the door to the apartment open, and his wife on the floor. He called a relative, who called 911. Investigators found a .9 millimeter shell casing on the kitchen floor, but no gun. They are still searching for it.
"That's why officers are still in that area, concentrating on the apartment and the surrounding area of the complex," said Albany Police Lt. Kendra Wilson.
Investigators are also searching around the Faircloth home in Lee County for the gun. Faircloth is in the Dougherty County jail.
This is the 7th murder in Albany this year, and the second domestic violence murder in a month.
It was August 22nd when 24-year old Jessica Acres was stabbed to death outside her home on Crescent Street. The man she was trying to break up with, Ernest Sims is in jail charged with killing her.
There have been eight murders in Albany this year.
March 14th - Jack Camp
Apr. 23rd - Demetrius Vicks
Apr. 28th - George Ponder
May 10th - Terrence Brown
June 18th - Antonio Daniels
June 24th - Latoya Brentley
Aug. 22nd - Jessica Acres
Sept. 24th - Norma Faircloth
For comparison, there were eight total in 2006 and also in 2005.