Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Statenville - The District Attorney has closed the book on one of the biggest crimes in Echols County.
"Its a tragic situation. The whole deal is tragic. We hope not to have anything like this happen in the future. It's a tragic situation for all the families involved and the deputy affected by it," says Echols County Sheriff Randy Courson.
On May 25th, Deputy Steve Wood was called to Lisa Circle. A group of people were arguing and 67-year old Billy Corbett got a gun and started shooting.
34 year-old Chad Wiggins and 36 year-old David Coody Junior were shot and killed. Deputy Wood then shot Corbett to death.
"In these types of situations, that's the reason we call the GBI in to do an independent investigation so we can make sure it's done justly and fairly," Courson says.
After the GBI's investigation, the District Attorney ruled this week that Deputy Wood was not only justified in shooting Corbett, but possibly prevented death or injury to himself and others in the area.
Now this quiet community hopes to move on.
"I really hope everyone can put this behind them and go on with our lives because we want this community to be a nice place for people to come and maybe live some day," says resident Karen Alford.
Deputy Woods was placed on paid administrative leave but will return to active duty Friday.