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Sentencing for 3 Sheriff’s deputies set for December 29

Sentencing for the three former Decatur County Sheriff’s deputies convicted this past summer in federal court is scheduled for December 29. The hearing will begin at 10 a.m. on the morning of Dec. 29 at the federal courthouse in Albany, Ga. Originally, the sentencing hearing was scheduled for December 10. However, the attorney for Chris Kines–Kermit Dorough–filed a… Read More »

Cairo, Miami drug dealers sentenced to federal prison

A convicted Cairo, Ga., drug dealer and a Miami, Florida, co-defendant with Thomas and Grady County connections were sentenced Thursday to years behind federal prison bars. Roger Ross, 50, of Miami, and Odell Cleveland, 47, of Cairo, Ga., were recently sentenced in Albany U.S. District Court by Judge W. Louis Sands. Ross was sentenced to 360 months in… Read More »

Lightsey, Kilgore sentenced to prison and supervised release in salmonella case

Samuel Lightsey and Frank Kilgore, the two PCA managers at Blakely, GA, who made plea deals with the government to become prosecution witnesses at trial in exchange for reduced prison time, learned their sentences on Thursday morning. According to WALB, Samuel Lightsey will serve a sentence of 36 months, or three years, in prison and will have an… Read More »

Around Our Area: Valdosta police make $88,000 drug bust; Cairo man captures 755-pound gator

VALDOSTA – On Monday, Valdosta Police Department narcotics detectives received information that a large amount of marijuana was being delivered to a residence in the city limits. An investigation was initiated and two packages of marijuana with an approximate weight of 6.4 pounds and 3.5 pounds were delivered to a person in the 2400 block of Muscogee Drive,… Read More »

Sentencing for PCA’s Lightsey and Kilgore set for Thursday

Two former managers of a Georgia peanut plant whose testimony helped prosecutors convict their boss and send him to prison for selling salmonella-tainted food will soon learn their own sentences. Sammy Lightsey and Danny Kilgore both served as operations manager of the Blakely, Georgia, plant linked in 2009 to salmonella that sickened 714 people and was blamed for… Read More »

Three Peanut Corporation of America officials sentenced Monday

Information from Food Safety News Stewart Parnell, a second-generation chief executive of a family-owned peanut enterprise who once served on the national Peanut Standards Board, was sentenced to a 28-year prison term on Monday for a series of criminal charges that amounted to his knowing that the peanut products he was shipping were contaminated with potentially deadly Salmonella.… Read More »