Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:32 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:32:02 GMT
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:31:27 GMT
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An ongoing Court Corruption case in South Georgia results in another guilty plea.
A Nashville man associated with the corruption case involving former Chief Judge Brooks Blitch pleaded guilty in federal court. Hayward Collier pleaded guilty to perjury and will be sentenced sometime in the next 60 days. Judge Blitch faces seven-federal charges.
Prosecutors claim he illegally controlled Clinch County money, created unneeded positions for favors, and asked prosecutors to dismiss warrants.
Former State and Juvenile Judge Berrien Sutton and his wife Lisa were also indicted for mail fraud. Their trial has been severed from Blitch's case and recently the judge denied motions to dismiss the case based on Outrageous Government Misconduct.
Attorneys George Bessonette, Robert Sumner, and George McCranie all accused of lying in the case, all agreed to enter a pre-trial diversion program and their cases were dismissed without prejudice.
The U.S. Attorney's office is still waiting for a decision on their motion asking that Judge Hugh Lawson reconsider his acquittal of Magistrate Judge Linda Peterson. Judge Lawson tossed out her perjury and false statement convictions in July.