Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
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Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
April 16, 2008
Homerville - The Chief Judge of the Alapaha Judicial Circuit announced Wednesday that he will be resigning, effective June 30th.
His resignation comes a year and a day after the Judicial Qualifications Commission launched an investigation against Judge Brooks Blitch. They've charged him with 12 misconduct violations and will go before the commission in Cook County on May 6th.
He's also the center of a federal investigation which has led to the resignation and termination of several other Clinch County and Circuit leaders.
The press release, sent by his attorneys reads as follows:
Judge Brooks Blitch, III, Chief Superior Court Judge of the Alapaha Judicial Circuit announced today he does not intend to seek re-election and that he will resign on June 30 to return to private life.
"I am proud of my service for almost 28 years as judge of the Superior Court of Alapaha Circuit, and I appreciate the trust the citizens have shown me during those years. I am 73 years of age, and I have planned for some time to return to private life".
Counsel for Blitch, former governor Roy Barnes, said "Judge Blitch has a long and distinguished history of service to his community. I am proud to call him my friend."
Barnes also said that he has notified the Judicial Qualifications Commission of the decision of Judge Blitch not to seek reelection and to return to private life. Barnes further said he also has informed the JQC of the intention of Judge Blitch not to seek appointment as senior judge because of his desire to return to the private practice of law on a limited basis.