Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:22:08 GMT
When times are tough, small businesses usually take the hardest hit but when things start looking up, they're often the quickest to recover. That's exactly what the Albany Chamber of Commerce says they'veMore >>
The Albany Chamber of Commerce is using a series of Lunch and Learns during National Small Business Appreciation week to make it easier for small businesses to bounce back, by encouraging all to participate and gather the right tools.More >>
A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:16:35 GMT
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – An accused serial rapist is sentenced to 25 years in prison, after working out a plea deal with prosecutors just before his trial began.
Phillip Conner pleaded guilty to six counts of aggravated assault with intent to rape and impersonating an officer, though he maintained his innocence.
Three women who were ready to testify that Conner sexually assaulted them cried in the courtroom as Conner was sentenced.
Prosecutors say Conner posed as a narcotics officer and raped seven prostitutes or street women at gun or knife point.
Bill Murray, Conner's attorney, said he plead guilty to make sure he doesn't spend the rest of his life behind bars, but still denies the charges. "He's entering that plea, that means while he maintains his innocence as to all 50 charges, he's entering the plea as being in his best interest... To avoid the dire consequences."
"Everybody is deserving of protection by the law. And we're glad these victims did come forward.We know that there were others. We just, they would never come in," said Dougherty D.A. Greg Edwards.
Conner was also sentenced to 25-years probation after his release from prison and banished from Dougherty County for life.
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