Tonight, we know more about why a Clinch County deputy shot and killed a man last week.
Deputy Lamar Lankford remains on administrative leave after shooting 59-year-old Vernon Mathis Tuesday.
Sheriff Winston Peterson says Mathis went to Camp Creek Church and threatened to kill Christians with a machete.
Deputies were waiting for him when he returned home.
The Sheriff says Mathis began hitting a patrol car with the machete and smashing the windows.
Officer Stanley Stalvey tried to tase Mathis, and Lankford shot him when he got too close to Deputy Stalvey.
"He shot him with the taser, and that didn't stop him. And when he was in 4 of 5 foot of him, Deputy Lankford shot him," said Sheriff Peterson.
Deputy Lankford has been with the Sheriff's Office since the 70's. He will remain on administrative leave until GBI agents finish their investigation.
Copyright 2013 WALB. All rights reserved.
Angel Thacker Freundschuh, 37, of Lee County, was sentenced to 12 months and a day in prison for perjury by U. S. District Court Judge Leslie J. Abrams in Albany, Wednesday.
Worth County Fire Rescue crews were called to the 500 block of Jewell Crowe Road for a structure fire, about 2:30 Wednesday afternoon.
As part of DNA week on Today in Georgia, WALB's Cade Fowler reveals his genetic findings and some tips on how to track down your ancestors.
Dougherty County Schools Superintendent Kenneth Dyer is preparing for his first school year in his new role.
Lee County leaders installed new public bathrooms on Jordan Road.