Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
A murder for hire plot ended at the Phoenix Auto Body Shop where Dougherty County Police arrested Princess Eatmon, but the case goes back to early August when forged checks were passed at the A&S Food Store on Mobile Avenue.
That investigation led to a raid of Eatmon's home.
"The individuals were arrested at that particular incident which led to the search warrant of Princess Eatmons resident," says Sergeant Chad Kirkpatrick
Noel Jones and Dontreal Jenkins were arrested for forgery. Apparently, Eatmon thought they would implicate her.
Kirkpatrick says, "Princess Eatmon believed that an individuals that name cannot be released at this time actually told on her for these forgeries."
Investigators say she contacted an old friend, Kevinall Wheeler (who at the time was locked up in Mitchell county jail), to help her hire a hit man to cover her tracks permanently.
"She was driving around Albany while she was talking to Kevinall in the Mitchell county jail and he was giving her directions to locate the hit man's residence"
But she didn't realize those conversations were being taped at the jail and reviewed by police.
"This is a joint investigation between Dougherty County Police Dept, The Secret Service, and Mitchell County Police Department."
Investigators say Eatmon was worried they were after her in the forgery case. So she decided to change the distinctive pink paint job on her Dodge Charger. But tips led police right to her Tuesday
"She was at this place to get her car repainted and the individuals advised us that she was there."
She's now charged with use of an article with an altered ID, conspiracy to commit murder, and criminal attempt and solicitation for murder.