More than 25 million people relied on loans from those close to them to meet spending needs, according to the Census Bureau’s latest household pulse survey on finances. That figure is up from 19.1 million people from the same time last year.
Emotions are still raw in Bibb County following a shooting that killed a sheriff’s deputy and wounded another. Investigator Chris Poole is recovering at home, but sadly, Officer Brad Johnson died Thursday afternoon. People throughout the community are still too torn up to speak about the loss of Officer Johnson, but everyone we spoke to said he was a good man and will be sorely missed.
The suspect accused of killing a Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputy, and injuring another, appeared before a judge Friday morning. 26-year-old Austin Patrick Hall was arraigned in Shelby County charged with three counts of capital murder and one count of attempted murder.
District Attorney office investigator Jay Henry was placed on administrative leave following last month’s arrest of a man who led officers on a two-county pursuit, Houston and Henry County District Attorney Pat Jones confirmed to News 4.
President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday proposed up to 10 oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and one off the Alaska coast over the next five years — going against the Democrat’s climate promises but scaling back a Trump-era plan that called for dozens of offshore drilling opportunities including in undeveloped areas.
“Nothing makes me happier than to have visitors who come in, and sometimes even those older people that have dementia or younger mentally challenged adults, and you see them see something and they make a connection, and the light bulb goes off, those are my happiest times,” Thomas said.