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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
Former Lee County Commissioner Ida Chambers is suing the DOCO credit union for allowing her son to take loans against her property.
The 90 year old Chambers claims that Bill Chambers, Jr. took out loans of more than one and a half million dollars using 12 properties in Crisp and Lee Counties as collateral.
The lawsuit claims those properties were held in trust or estates by several members of the Chambers family, and were not solely owned by Bill Chambers.
He used the money in a failed attempt to save his used car business. When Chambers defaulted on the loans, DOCO foreclosed on the properties. The suit states that DOCO should have known Bill Chambers did not have clear ownership of the property, and should not have made the loans.
"Ms. Ida just wants back what was rightly hers," said Chambers' attorney Chris Cohilas. "She'll live with any decision that is rendered by a court. We just want our fair day in court and to be heard."
The suit is filed by Ida Chambers and her daughter-in-law Cheryl, who is married to Bill Chambers, Jr.
The suit is seeking the return of the properties, punitive damages, and attorney fees. DOCO Credit Union officials declined to comment on the suit, because it is pending litigation.