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The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
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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 >>
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Big Brown was really rolling today. December 21st is projected as the busiest delivery day of the year for Georgia-based UPS.
Monday, 47 big brown trucks will be driving all around Dougherty County, making close to 140 deliveries each, in an effort to get everything delivered in time for the holidays.
"We got UPS out working till 8:30pm or 9:00pm tonight trying to make sure we got everything delivered," said Donnie Lovvorn, owner of UPS in Albany.
The world's largest shipping carrier is expected to deliver about 22 million small packages, which is 40% more than the daily norm.
"We just loaded up about 60 packages and we'll probably do another 60 to 100 before the end of the day which is 3 times what we normally do on a normal Monday," said Lovvorn.
Owner Donnie Lovvorn says this year, he thinks the rain has kept people from shipping packages earlier.
"It's hard to drag your packages and presents in and you just don't want to get out in the rain. We think the weather has pushed back a lot of shipping, but today is busier than expected as far as shipping" said Lovvorn.
This year he notices the economy has taken a toll on folks sending out gifts.
"Well the packages have been a little bit smaller we feel like there has been more gift cards and things and people ordering off the Internet to getting free shipping," said Lovvorn.
Lovvorn says if you need to ship something make sure you come in by Wednesday..or it may be too late.
In some neighborhoods like Doublegate, they haul trailers out to the area and residents on golf carts help out the drivers because there are so many deliveries to be made.
From Thanksgiving to Christmas. UPS expects to deliver about 400 million packages worldwide.