Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:28:18 GMT
One south Georgia superintendent says his school system is finally moving in the right direction financially. The Decatur County Board of Education unanimously voted to reduce the number of furlough daysMore >>
One south Georgia superintendent says his school system is finally moving in the right direction financially.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:24 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:24:40 GMT
As Moore, Oklahoma begins what is sure be a long recovery period, folks here in Georgia are revisiting their own safety plans. Tornado and other emergency drills are common in our schools, but one southMore >>
As Moore, Oklahoma begins what is sure be a long recovery period, folks here in Georgia are revisiting their own safety plans. Tornado and other emergency drills are common in our schools, but one south Georgia school superintendent says the preparedness should not just remain in the classroom.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:44 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:44:00 GMT
A Tift County cold case still haunts a family nearly 10 years a young mother's murder. It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her familyMore >>
It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her family believes someone knows who killed her, and they hope the person with that information will bring them the peace they need.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:28:33 GMT
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency: Southwest Georgia Public Health: This public resource targets communities in Southwest Georgia and includes suggestionsMore >>
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:51:04 GMT
Information from the Tift County Sheriff's Office- On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force along with the Tift County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant on the residence of 36More >>
The Mid-South Narcotics Task Force and the Tift County Sheriff's Office arrested 36 year old Daniel Eubanks, and seized over $100K in cash.More >>
February 13, 2008
Albany -- Two Dougherty County police officers are being sued for over a wreck that killed an Athens man and seriously injured his father.
Dougherty County HEAT officer Jeremiah Fenn hit the back of a U-Haul trailer being towed by a Toyota SUV on I-16 near Metter April 3rd, 2007. The SUV flipped, killing 33-year-old Milton Wilcox, and 57-year-old William Wilcox was partially paralyzed.
Officer Fenn told investigators he looked down to adjust his computer and CD player just before the crash.
The District Attorney in Candler County is not pursuing felony charges against Fenn, but Wilcox has filed a civil suit claiming that officer Fenn and officer Oscar Gilliam were drafting and their actions led to the wreck.
DCP Chief Don Cheek hasn't seen a copy of the lawsuit but says the fatal wreck was a terrible tragedy and his officers have his full support. "We're going to provide every bit of support we possible can. We've done that from day one, and will continue to do that regardless of where this leads."
Officer Fenn remains on administrative duties. Officer Gilliam now works at the Albany Dougherty Drug Unit. Wilcox wants a jury trial and is seeking unspecified damages.