Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
November 12, 2002
Grady County - This isn't something you hear too often these days, a man is busted for making moonshine. Drug agents also found marijuana growing around his home.
The moonshine operation was so big, GBI agents had to blow up the still. GBI agents yell, "Fire in the hole, fire in the hole!" A rat-infested Moonshine Still is destroyed by explosives after a drug bust in Grady County. Captain Scott Newberry says, "It's the biggest moonshine still we have had in this area in a long time since times other Sheriff's were here. We haven't had anything in this magnitude. First time something so big."
Drug Agents and investigators found the major moonshine operation in the woods behind 60-year-old Kenneth Gilliard's home on Gilliard Road. Captain Newberry explains, "They followed power lines and water lines down to the shack."
Agents also found more than thirty marijuana plants inside and around his trailer. But, this isn't the first time Gilliard was arrested for drugs. He just got out of jail four months ago. Captain Newberry says, "He's been arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine."
Gilliard is now charged with manufacturing moonshine, manufacturing marijuana and possession of moonshine.
Investigators say the marijuana is worth 35-thousand dollars. The moonshine operation can produce 100 gallons while cooking.
The GBI, Southwest Georgia Drug Task Force, Grady County Sheriff Office and Georgia Department of Revenue worked together to capture Gilliard.