December 18, 2007
Valdosta - A lawsuit accusing the Manager of Reed Bingham State Park of wrongful death has been dropped.
The family of 20 year-old Curtis Wright sued Chet Powell, saying he was responsible for the wrongful death of their son and used excessive force.
Wright was killed at the park in December of 2005.
Powell tried to arrest Wright for breaking into a vending machine. Wright tried to stab him with a screwdriver and reached for Powell's gun. Powell shot him in the chest.
The GBI cleared Powell of all charges, saying he acted in self defense.
A federal court judge in Valdosta agreed. Judge Hugh Lawson says there wasn't enough evidence to support the Wright's suit and it was dismissed.
Saturday marks exactly six months since a third round of deadly tornadoes plowed through South Georgia, killing 16 people.
Loved ones of a murder victim begged for answers Sunday night at a candlelight vigil and balloon release in her honor.
A couple dozen people tried their hand at an exercise with a higher difficulty level out on the water at Chehaw Sunday.
Albany pups helped their owners create a special memory Sunday at The Clay Spot.
Lee County High School hosted a ribbon cutting to officially unveil the project that was years in the making.