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A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
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Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
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Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
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Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
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It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
January 8, 2003
Turner Co.-- The fire destroyed Calhoun Produce and ice cream counter. And as firefighters were battling the flames, one of them fell through the roof and was injured. Ironically, that volunteer firefighter was one of the co-owners of the business, 35-year-old Brad Calhoun.
When Sheila Calhoun Rice returned to Calhoun Produce Wednesday morning, she saw smoldering ruins, and firefighters trying to save as much as they could of the business. "It's bad," she said.
"When we got there had flames shooting out knew at that time we had a major structure fire on our hands," said Chuck Bobo of the Turner Co. Fire Dept.
Rice quickly knew what was happening too, because after the mailman spotted the fire and called 911 her passenger's pager went off. "My brother is a fireman, page said Calhoun Produce is on fire, so we jumped back in the truck and headed that way," said Sheila.
Co-owner Brad Calhoun joined in the effort to save the shop filled with jams, butterbeans and gifts, but it was too late.
The only person injured fighting the blaze was volunteer firefighter Brad Calhoun. "He fell through the ceiling and hurt his shoulder," Rice said. "I don't know if it broke or just dislocated."
Calhoun's produce is actually right on the Turner County- Crisp County line, which in this case actually turned out to be a good thing. "We've trained together in past to work as a team and to put out the fire as we did today," said Bobo.
Despite the fire and the injury the Calhouns say things could have been much worse, the warehouse section of the building was mostly unharmed and Brad Calhoun had surgery and is home recovering.
Firefighters say the fire likely started in a heating unit above the office and shop. They have not determined yet why that heater caught fire.