Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
December 11, 2007
Cairo-- It was around 1:30 in the morning November 23, when William King was shot and killed outside the Zodiac nightclub. This week the owner, Albert Smith spoke with commissioners. "The owner came before the commission because he wanted to explain what happened that night. That unfortunate incident where a man lost his life."
The shooting came as a shock to some but Sheriff Harry Young says with the club's history, it was no surprise. He says, "In the last 11 months, there have been 8 incidents where shots were fired." The sheriff says his deputies risk their lives responding to incidents at the Zodiac. "They're worried about going out, they're not protected. They don't have enough manpower, they don't have enoug firepower," says Young
After the shooting death, the club was inspected and shut down for several violations. "Come to find out he was selling beer without a county license. He was selling food without a proper license, without the proper anything," Renaud explains.
Deputies also found drugs in the building. Smith told commissioners he has bouncers confiscate them when they're discovered. "Those things are illegal and the proper response is to contact the authorities. They should be arrested and removed," says Renaud. In a 3-2 vote, commissioners decided to deny an alcohol license for 2008.
Young says, "I don't think it should be open. Unless they want to run a clean establishment, that's there business. But its my business to protect the people of Grady county." And he says the Zodiac remaining closed may be the only way to do that.
Eugene Thomas, the man suspected of shooting William King on Thanksgiving is still behind bars in the Grady county jail as the Sheriff's office continues to investigate.