Morning News Briefs for 3-7-17

| March 7, 2017

The victim of a weekend shooting incident in Albany has died as the result of his injuries. Officials say that John Lewis Jr. was found inside his vehicle with a gunshot wound to the head. The suspects fled the scene and a search is on to find them.


Officials from the State department paid a visit to the campus of Georgia Southwestern State University. Dr. Alison Mann and Ashley Bell stress the importance of the institutions Window to the World program as it enhances global understanding of other cultures. The State Department representatives stressed diplomacy and 21st Century skill set development with GSW professors in the International Programs sector of the university.


Commissioners in Cook County cast a unanimous ballot on an agreement that would bring together persons involved in the replacement facility for the Cook Medical Center. The memorandum of understanding addresses funding for the new medical installation. Tift regional Health Systems-the owner of the Cook Hospital reported that it would be open through the construction of the new facility.


State Troopers from the Thomasville Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated six traffic crashes during the month of February in Colquitt County. Sgt. First Class Tommy Peeples III said the traffic crashes resulted in no traffic deaths. According to Trooper Peeples Post 12 Thomasville also issued 71 traffic citations during the month and made two DUI and 28 citations were issued for speeding.

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