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GBI: Sylvester Police Investigator Arrested
On Friday, August 17, 2018, Sylvester Police Department Investigator Jaton Johnson, 46, was arrested for Violation of Oath by a Public Officer, False Swearing, and False Statements. Johnson turned himself in and was booked into the Worth County Jail.
Man dies in Dervan Street shooting Monday morning
Phyllis Banks, a spokeswoman for APD, said a call came in through dispatch about a man down in a vacant area shortly before 11 a.m. When they arrived, officers found Dominic Alexander Hunt, 25, deceased from multiple gunshot wounds.
Driver in ditch charged with DUI
After placing the car in park and removing the keys, the deputy was able to wake the driver after “multiple attempts using an loud voice and having to physically shake” the driver, who appeared disoriented upon gaining consciousness.
Monday morning shooting suspect arrested - Cordele Dispatch
CRISP COUNTY- August 20, 2018 Jermall Romine Burks Jr. 20-year-old male resident of Cordele, Georgia was arrested Monday, August 20, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. As the investigation from this morning’s shooting unfolded, evidence lead authorities to Jermall Burks Jr. At 10:52 a.m. Crisp County Communications
Resident accused of threats against deputies
MOULTRIE, Ga. — A Colquitt County man wasn’t the one deputies were looking for on Friday, but his hostile attitude to their arrival -- specifically alleged threats against the officers -- led to his arrest.
ALBANY — The Dougherty County School System is working to provide an education that will prepare students for success in college and careers now and in the future. STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) is an important part of this effort. Many DCSS schools have taken action to launch
Boys & Girls Clubs-Albany reopens Lipsey/Pate location
ALBANY — Several prominent members of the community gathered on Monday to show their support for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany as the club officially unveiled its new renovated clubhouse at 129 Whittlesey Court. The Lipsey/Pate Boys & Girls Clubs location received an approximately $25,000 makeove
Southwest Georgians indicted in federal court
More than 30 individuals, including several from southwest Georgia, indicted by federal grand jury
GBI arrests Sylvester police officer
SYLVESTER — Sylvester Police Department Investigator Jaton Johnson, 46, was arrested for violation of oath by a public officer, false swearing, and false statements, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced in a news release.
“Calling the Dawgs to Tifton:” UGA Tifton campus unveils new bulldog statue
Joseph Jones, a student at UGA’s Tifton campus, led the ceremony’s attendees in “calling the Dawgs,” while students removed the covering hiding the statue.
Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive — Jessica Louise Estep
The most wanted fugitive is a 25-year-old white female who, police say, is 5-feet-6 in height and weighs approximately 149 pounds. Police say she has brown hair and hazel eyes.
Friday’s high school football scores from the Albany area
Monroe running back Robert Doctrie (15) takes a handoff during Friday's game against Jordan. Doctrie scored a touchdown in the Tornadoes' victory. (Staff Photo: Ron Seibel)
Albany, Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports — Aug. 16-17
— Criminal trespass on the 600 block of West Society Avenue, the 2000 block of Hidden Court, the 2500 block of Cardinal Street and the 1800 block of Pine Needle Lane;
City of Tifton takes county to court over water system
The letter, which was included in the court filing, said that the city decided to terminate the agreement after a water rate study that looked at water rate equalization between city and county residents called into question the need for the agreement to continue.
Vehicle stolen from dealership lot
TIFTON — A 2018 Jeep Wrangler valued at $42,955 was recently reported stolen from a car dealership, according to a Tifton Police Department report.
APD initiative calls for ‘proactive policing’
Officers with APD reached out to The Albany Herald, sharing an inner-office directive that outlined the initiative that, according to the memo, “will be based on quality-of-life issues as well as crime trend maps.” The officers indicated the directive calls for them to “spend our family time” on wha
Live production of kids TV series coming to Albany Civic Center
ALBANY – The heroic pups from the top-rated animated preschool series PAW Patrol — Ryder, Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest — will come to the rescue in three shows at the Albany Civic Center Sept. 11 and 12.
Judge rules evidence from Peacock's truck can be used in his murder trial
That testimony came during a Friday pre-trial hearing on motions filed by attorneys representing Peacock in his capital murder case. Peacock, 26, is accused of killing four men and a woman on May 15, 2016, at their 505 Rossman Road residence and then setting the house on fire. Each had been shot in
3 people charged, 2 more sought in drug operation
MOULTRIE, Ga. — Since the beginning of August, the Moultrie-Colquitt County Drug Enforcement Team has been working an undercover drug operation at a house located at 820 Sixth St. S.E.
Albany, Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports — Aug. 15-16
— Thefts by taking on the 200 block of East Oglethorpe Boulevard, the 1900 block of Churchill Drive, the 1000 block of West Gordon Avenue, the 2700 block of Dawson Road and the 100 block of North Central Street;