Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Terrell County Sheriff John Bowens reported to jail this morning to begin serving a five day sentence for contempt of court.
Bowens will serve the sentence in the Dougherty County jail.
Last year, a judge sentenced Terrell County Sheriff John Bowens to five days in jail and pay a $500 fine after Bowens ignored an order to take inmates to court.
Bowens said the new Terrell jail was understaffed and he didn't have enough deputies to transport the inmates safely.
The appeals court ruled Bowens willfully violated the order and upheld his sentence. The court also ruled the county should not pay Bowens attorney fees.
In December, NAACP leaders sided with the sheriff and said commissioners are unfairly blaming the sheriff for the Justice Departments actions. They also said taxpayers money has been wasted on unnecessary legal fees for years.
NAACP members said they think race is one of the main reasons commissioners continue to fight.
A 250 page motion to the Justice department requests the Terrell County Jail be staffed with no fewer than 22 full time jailers and that the jail provide minimally adequate mental health care.