Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:28:35 GMT
Law enforcement agencies in Albany and Dougherty County are teaming up and strategically hitting the streets to make sure you stay safe this summer. Operation Takeback is a summer-long program to catchMore >>
Law enforcement agencies in Albany and Dougherty County are teaming up and strategically hitting the streets to make sure you stay safe this summer.More >>
September 6, 2002
Crisp County voters meet Willie J. Patrick, district one, post two incumbent commissioner. The same day voters also meet Arthur James Nance, also on the ballot with the title district one, post two incumbent commissioner.
Patrick took over for Nance in April when Nance was removed from office, amidst charges he raped an 18-year old in September.
"I don't believe that, James always tried to help community," voter Sabrina Dennard said.
Despite some obvious needs in the community, the thing everyone seems to be talking about is Nance's rape indictment, everyone except for his opponent."
"None of my business really, when I ask people to vote, asking them to hire me to do the best I can do for the community," Patrick said.
225 people did vote for Patrick in the primary, but 294 voted for Nance.
"I'm extremely elated about that, continued to show support in community a lot of that's a testament of work done while serving as county commissioner," Nance said.
The work Nance would like to continue creating jobs, lowering taxes, and adding recreation for children.
"I want to take youth off the street and channel that energy positively with a rec.. center."
The retired Robins Air Force Base supervisor and current newspaperman's agenda is less clearly defined, though he too sees a lack of jobs and recreation as a problem.
"If you have a problem, it sets my agenda," Patrick said.
Each candidate now urging voters to return to the polls on Tuesday. With no Republican opposition, this runoff will determine the next commissioner. However if Nance is unsuccessful in his re-election bid, he could still return to office sometime this year, if his legal matters are resolved. So far no court date has been set.