Here’s your southwest Georgia news roundup for Wednesday, July 27, 2016:
- BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Heather Lanier won the runoff election for Superior Court Judge of the South Georgia Judicial Circuit Tuesday night, winning against opponent Ryan Cleveland with 60 percent of the votes.
- BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – With the deadline to sign a contract with Motorola for the upgraded radio system rapidly approaching, the Decatur County Board of Education has decided to remain a member of the system.
- ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A man who won $3 million in the Georgia Lottery 18 months ago, is headed to a possible life stretch in a federal penitentiary.
- TALLAHASSEE, FL (WCTV) – A Tallahassee Police officer accused in a case of road rage is no longer facing criminal charges.
- PELHAM, GA (WALB) – Pelham police are crediting quick thinking and good parenting in the arrest of a suspected kidnapper.
- PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Three Georgia men face up to life in prison after being found guilty following a federal trial in the Florida Panhandle on conspiracy charges connected to six jewelry store robberies across the southeastern United States.
- MONTGOMERY, AL (ABC 33) – Wednesday morning, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley announced his plans to push for a state wide lottery.
- TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The Tallahassee Fire Department says a building on the TMH campus was evacuated Tuesday morning.
- VALDOSTA, GA (VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES) – The Valdosta Police Officer who was shot nearly three weeks ago has been honored for ten years of service.
As always, you can hear these news stories and more on the Sack Lunch Show, weekdays from 10 – Noon.