Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
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 >>
May 27, 2008
Fitzgerald -- A little after 8:15 PM Thursday night, Fitzgerald Police responded to a call about shots fired at the Monitor Enrichment Center.
"They had a basketball game going on and one of the suspects saw the other, pulled out a gun and begun shooting. The other person around the same time pulled out a gun and returned fire," said Fitzgerald Police Chief, William Smallwood, Jr.
22 year-old Terrance Antonio Thornton was shot in the leg that night and was receiving care at a hospital in Hawkinsville. "At the time of his interview with detectives he told them that he was just an innocent bystander," said Smallwood.
But police would later find out that Thornton would be involved in another shooting Sunday morning. Just before 2:00 AM shots were fired at the American Legion Post 536 on Airline Avenue.
When police arrived on the scene, they found the victim 28-year-old Willie Gilbert Jr. on the ground unresponsive. He was transported to Dorminey Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.
Three other men were injured that night. 30-year-old Malcolm White was shot in the buttocks. 24-year-old Justin Rushawn Flowers was shot in the leg. And 27-year-old Desmond Morris was shot in the arm.
"At this point in time we don't have a motive. We have called the G.B.I. in to investigate the situation," said Smallwood. Police did arrest 25-year-old Lonnie Young and 22-year-old Terrance Thornton for felony murder.
And as investigations into these shooting continue, police realize they are lucky more people were not hurt. "It's scary that these people carry-on like this around a bunch of children and grown-ups like they did Thursday night," said Smallwood.
But they hope that with these two arrests, the gunfire related to this case will rest. Police are still interviewing witnesses from both shootings. If you have any information about this case, please call the Fitzgerald Police Department at 229-426-5000.