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 10, 2002
Tift County- Tift County Sheriff Gary Vowell breaks the news of Joy and Bobby Hill's death to a family member, not just a family member of the Hills, but his own. Joy Hill was sheriff Vowell's cousin.
"Never pleasant, but when it's kin folks, it's pretty tough," Vowell said.
Also difficult, determining just what happened to the couple, reportedly happily married for thirty years. Bobby and Joy Hill were supposed to show up at the Tifton Lodge to work the polling place, but when they didn't, a poll worker went to check on them.
"House was not locked, he walked in, walked out, and immediately called 911," Vowell said.
"Me and my daughter saw coroner go up, so knew something was wrong just didn't know what," neighbor Carolyn Ritter said.
More than 50 people gathered about noon to hear the latest from Tift County's sheriff, though so far he isn't saying much.
"Preliminary investigation, shows no forced entry into house, no foul play involved, nothing stolen or taken from residence," said Vowell, choking back tears.
We asked the sheriff what he meant by no foul play, and whether this is being classified as a murder investigation, but he says investigators will wait until a cause of death is determined to answer those questions.
Meanwhile back at the polling place, with the book of voter's names retrieved from the Hill home, voting goes on as they say the Hill family would have wanted it. But something's will never be the same.
"Losing Bobby and Joy tremendous for Tifton, work they did for the community can't put it into words," Terry Kelley, Tifton Exchange Club president said.
Joy Hill is a past United Way and exchange club president. The couple were owners of J and B Power Equipment. Sadness marked there Tuesday with a black ribbon on the door, and the American flag, flying at half staff.
Joy and Bob Hill created the Bids for Kids Auction in Tifton to raise money for child abuse prevention. Joy chaired that event for nine years. The Exchange Club's president says he expects this year's 10th anniversary to be held in their memory.