District Attorney, Bill Doupé, and Assistant District Attorney, Tony Howard, meet with state lawmakers to discuss gang violence prevention

Reported by Renetta DuBose of WJBF

“AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – A committee of state lawmakers and other leaders spent time in Augusta learning ways to help prevent the rising rate of gangs and youth violence.

This work could help the state curb the draw to kids wanting to affiliate with gangs.

House Resolution 585 created the committee to prevent gang and youth violence.… Read More

Ivie to serve life sentence for murder

Reported by Linda Green of The McDuffie Progress

“A McDuffie County Superior Court jury issued a guilty verdict against Brenda Kaye Ivie in the 2012 murder of her husband Ronald A. Willoughby.

Ivie, 63, also known as Kaye Ivie Willoughby, was found guilty of felony murder following a five-day trial that began Sept. 16.  Willoughby, who is a resident of Loganville, was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Thomas “Britt” Hammond to life in prison for the Nov.… Read More