Refine Search

Letter from '99 reports use of inmates' labor

...information about Jenkins County Sheriff Bobby Womack's use of inmate labor in 1999...and no store had a record of a "Bobby Womack" making a purchase there. Wiretapping...looking into allegations that Sheriff Bobby Womack has been using inmate labor for...
Music by Turner: First Georgia gig for the Stones was memorable

...material. Most of their earliest hits were composed and previously performed by others, including It's All Over Now (Bobby Womack), Not Fade Away (Buddy Holly and the Crickets) and Irma Thomas' blues-wailing standard Time is On My Side.On...
Rants and Raves

...Sonny Perdue planning to spend time down in Jenkins County? Is that why he's afraid to take on Jenkins County Sheriff Bobby Womack? Or maybe it's just more of the good-old-boy system. Whatever the case, it sends a bad message when your top...
Metro | Rants and raves
Soul singer's rise to stardom began with family gospel act

...Southern soul and gospel music. Vocalist/guitarist Bobby Womack heads the five-act bill, appropriately dubbed Valentine's Ball What: Concert featuring Bobby Womack, Marvin Sease, The Manhattans featuring Blue Lovette...
2004 in memoriam: local luminaries

...Group. June 8. ? Mary Thurmond Tompkins, 95. Last living sibling of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond. July 15. ? Bobby Womack, 69. Former Jenkins County sheriff. Oct. 30. ? Marion "Mal the Pal" Cook, 77. Augusta's oldest broadcaster...
Applause calendar

...e-mail to Please include a contact name and phone number. THE BIG TICKET BOBBY WOMACK: POSTPONED: Bell Auditorium. WILLIE NELSON: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center...
Things to Do
Hopefuls vow to clean up county

...decades, and the decision comes as this county of 8,600 stands at a crossroads. The candidates vying to succeed Bobby Womack, who resigned in July amid criminal investigations into personal use of inmate labor, say the man chosen will affect...
Inmates say sheriff used their labor

...than a decade, Jenkins County Sheriff James Robert "Bobby" Womack bucked state law and put inmates to work as his personal...holds onto officeDuring his 19-year tenure, Sheriff Bobby Womack has waded through a string of controversies, each time...
Paper gave counties black eyes

...doesn't it? Which county do you plan to visit next? You've done a number on our county, Jenkins, over Sheriff Bobby Womack's use of inmate labor. Now Screven. Who will be next in the barrel? Seth Benson,Millen
Equal-opportunity slavery

...tantamount to slavery: taking a captive audience and extracting labor under coerced circumstances. Jenkins County Sheriff Bobby Womack was accused by numerous inmates and former deputies of having inmates work at his home, his lumber business and his...