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The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
April 16, 2008
Homerville - The Chief Judge of the Alapaha Judicial Circuit announced Wednesday that he will be resigning, effective June 30th.
His resignation comes a year and a day after the Judicial Qualifications Commission launched an investigation against Judge Brooks Blitch. They've charged him with 12 misconduct violations and will go before the commission in Cook County on May 6th.
He's also the center of a federal investigation which has led to the resignation and termination of several other Clinch County and Circuit leaders.
The press release, sent by his attorneys reads as follows:
Judge Brooks Blitch, III, Chief Superior Court Judge of the Alapaha Judicial Circuit announced today he does not intend to seek re-election and that he will resign on June 30 to return to private life.
"I am proud of my service for almost 28 years as judge of the Superior Court of Alapaha Circuit, and I appreciate the trust the citizens have shown me during those years. I am 73 years of age, and I have planned for some time to return to private life".
Counsel for Blitch, former governor Roy Barnes, said "Judge Blitch has a long and distinguished history of service to his community. I am proud to call him my friend."
Barnes also said that he has notified the Judicial Qualifications Commission of the decision of Judge Blitch not to seek reelection and to return to private life. Barnes further said he also has informed the JQC of the intention of Judge Blitch not to seek appointment as senior judge because of his desire to return to the private practice of law on a limited basis.