Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:28:18 GMT
One south Georgia superintendent says his school system is finally moving in the right direction financially. The Decatur County Board of Education unanimously voted to reduce the number of furlough daysMore >>
One south Georgia superintendent says his school system is finally moving in the right direction financially.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:24 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:24:40 GMT
As Moore, Oklahoma begins what is sure be a long recovery period, folks here in Georgia are revisiting their own safety plans. Tornado and other emergency drills are common in our schools, but one southMore >>
As Moore, Oklahoma begins what is sure be a long recovery period, folks here in Georgia are revisiting their own safety plans. Tornado and other emergency drills are common in our schools, but one south Georgia school superintendent says the preparedness should not just remain in the classroom.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:44 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:44:00 GMT
A Tift County cold case still haunts a family nearly 10 years a young mother's murder. It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her familyMore >>
It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her family believes someone knows who killed her, and they hope the person with that information will bring them the peace they need.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:28:33 GMT
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency: Southwest Georgia Public Health: This public resource targets communities in Southwest Georgia and includes suggestionsMore >>
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:51:04 GMT
Information from the Tift County Sheriff's Office- On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force along with the Tift County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant on the residence of 36More >>
The Mid-South Narcotics Task Force and the Tift County Sheriff's Office arrested 36 year old Daniel Eubanks, and seized over $100K in cash.More >>
November 21, 2008
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Judge Stephen Goss has declared a mistrial in the murder trial of Dramoskie Perkins.
Citing juror irregularity, Goss ended the proceedings about 10:30 after a juror, without the court's knowledge or permission, conducted his own shotgun blast pattern test and brought the 'evidence' in to show other jurors.
He got a pizza box, shot it with a shotgun, and brought the box in to show other jurors what pattern the pellets produced.
25-year-old Perkins is charged with shooting his friend, 23-year-old Antonio Daniels, while they were trying to rob several people at the Georgian Mobile Home Estates on Cordele Road in June.
One of the robbery victims testified that Perkins shot his accomplice Daniels, when he was cocking a shotgun during the robbery.
"Not withstanding the court repeatedly instructing jurors not to bring in any information, not to act as investigators, not to do things out of the courtroom and bring it back to the jurors, apparently this juror did this," said Dougherty County's acting D. A., Greg Edwards.
"In a case like this, where someone is looking at a very serious charge. A murder case, you have to protect their rights and make sure the case is fair," said Perkins' Attorney Agis Bray.
Judge Stephen Goss and the D. A. said the juror would not face any charges, that he was just overzealous. Perkins will be retried again, probably in January. He will stay in the Dougherty County Jail until then