Wed., December 22, 2010 4:03pm
GBI and Secretary of State's Office conducted a 5-month investigation of Brooks County election. Three of those arrested are newly-elected officials. More arrests could be coming.
Mon., November 22, 2010 3:48pm
The Georgia Historical Society Monday installed a new Civil War marker in the southwest Georgia town of Quitman. The plaque commemorates a failed slave revolt in the town near the Florida border. Three slaves and their white ringleader named John Vickery were hanged in Brooks County in August 1864. Authorities had discovered their plot to murder the town’s landowners and flee to Florida, with its promise of food depots and occupying Federal troops.
Mon., August 16, 2010 3:11pm
State officials are re-doubling efforts to promote tourism in Georgia. The fresh initiative takes special aim at small towns, like Quitman, near the border with Florida.