Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
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 >>
March 20, 2003
Mitchell County-- The Red Cross and the Salvation Army are on the scene at Goodson Road, the hardest hit area of Mitchell County, offering food and water to the victims.
Many of the victims are hanging close to what is left of their homes, still sifting through the debris, trying to find things, especially sentimental items. Chain saws roar as the cleanup of the downed trees has begun and will continue for weeks, and a light rain has started to fall.
The tornado came through about between 4:30AM and 5:00AM, concentrating most of the damage on Goodson Road, which was similarly devastated in February of 2000. An insurance spokesman says that as many as 100 people have been treated for some types of injuries, including puncture wounds from flying glass.
Governor Sonny Perdue will fly over the stricken area this afternoon to asses the damage. This could go down in history as one of Georgia’s biggest natural disasters, certainly running into the many millions of dollars. Many of the victims had no insurance.
The governor issued this statement from Atlanta: "Reports from officials in Mitchell and Worth counties indicate that both areas have experienced significant damage. I am deeply saddened and concerned for the residents of these counties, their families, their homes and their businesses," said Governor Perdue.
"I have authorized the Georgia Emergency Management Agency to lead statewide efforts to fully assess the damage sustained. Upon receipt of the information, I will talk to GEMA Director Mike Sherberger to determine what level of assistance we can provide our fellow Georgians during their time of need."
Governor Perdue has plans to tour meet with the press this afternoon at 2:45 in Camilla.