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Southwest Georgia News Roundup: Meigs business owner robbed at gunpoint, beaten

Meigs business owner robbed at gunpoint, beaten THOMASVILLE — An owner of a Meigs store was transported to Archbold Memorial Hospital late Wednesday night after being robbed at gunpoint and beaten. The 44-year-old victim, co-owner of a store at 3051 E. Marshall St., left the store to go to her residence across the street. Later, about 11:15 p.m.,… Read More »

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 »

Man on trial for murder in Decatur County courtroom

A Decatur County man is on trial in Decatur County Superior Court this week, facing multiple charges in connection with the shooting death of Robert Roscoe Cannon near the community of Fowlstown in August 2014. Joshua Anthony Lee is accused of fatally shooting Cannon, allegedly for having relations with Lee’s wife, Kimberly Nicole Walker Lee. When Lee went… 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 »

Bainbridge man sentenced to life in prison on murder conviction in Crisp County

31-year-old Rocquel Quinton Chavers of Bainbridge, Ga., has been sentenced to life in prison after a Crisp County, Ga., jury convicted him on multiple charges related to a September 2014 killing. Chavers will serve life in prison without the possibility of parole, plus 25 years. Jasperin Jaborius Armstrong, 20, was found dead on September 12, 2014 on Ferry… Read More »

Around Our Area: Donalsonville double murder suspect scheduled for trial

DanTony Swinson, 50, is scheduled to go on trial today for a double murder prosecutors say he committed in July of 2013. The murder occurred in Donalsonville, but Swinson was arrested was arrested in Waycross, for the murders of Eliace Marie Smith, 49, and Heber Jettie Bennett, Jr., 64, both of Donalsonville. Swinson faces two counts of murder,  and possession… Read More »

From start to finish: links to all of our trial stories

Pre-trial Decatur County Sheriff’s deputies, former Grady County deputy indicted by federal grand jury Incidents at Bikefest 2012 led to trial, federal investigation (Recap of Aaron Parrish’s state court trial) Text of indictments sheds light on what four deputies are charged with doing Sheriff Griffin: I won’t ask Decatur county commissioners to pay for my son’s legal expenses Parrish… Read More »