Wednesday, June 19 2013 4:32 PM EDT2013-06-19 20:32:15 GMT
South Georgia Medical Center is recognized as the number one spine surgery center in the state. Wednesday health officials gathered at the Valdosta hospital for a ceremony to celebrate the recognitionMore >>
South Georgia Medical Center is recognized as the number one spine surgery center in the state. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:46 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:46:09 GMT
A Colquitt County grand jury has indicted two men in a deadly drive by shooting. 23-year-old Derek Rushing and 24-year-old Antonio Williams are charged in the March 5th shooting in which four peopleMore >>
23-year-old Derek Rushing and 24-year-old Antonio Williams are charged in the March 5th shooting in which four people were struck while standing outside a 2nd Street Northwest home. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:26 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:26:33 GMT
We are learning new details about the man who was rescued Tuesday in Ocilla after he became trapped a top of a grain elevator. 36-year-old John Collins of Fitzgerald was repairing a motor one hundredMore >>
36-year-old John Collins of Fitzgerald was repairing a motor one hundred feet a top the grain elevator at Irwinville Peanut when his arm got pinned in the machinery. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:31 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:31:17 GMT
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:10 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:10:40 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
May 7, 2003
Albany -- An Albany woman says she has seen more alligators at Cromartie Beach this year than at any time during the 23 years she has lived there. But one big alligator has her worried for people's safety.
Linda Drawdy said "There are alligators out here, and these kids were swimming and boating and tubing right out here." Drawdy has seen lots of alligators in the water behind her house on Beachview Drive.
But now one big alligator staying in the area has her scared. Drawdy said "This one, if it is the same one, he stays out here for quite a length of time. And then he comes back along the wall, and goes back out toward the center."
Linda says the gator is bigger than she is, around 6 or 7 feet. Linda says her neighbors say they are seeing more alligators up and down the river. So she is worried about the many people who swim and boat in the Cromartie Beach water.
Drawdy said "Skiiers have to get in the water every so often. They have to be made aware there is a danger, but enjoy themselves, just be cautious." Linda Drawdy just wants to warn people who enjoy the water at Cromartie Beach, to remember it is also home to alligators, and take caution.
Department of Natural Resources biologists say they do not believe there are more alligators in South Georgia this year. But they say they are active, and will stay in one spot.
If you see a gator that you believe is a nuisance, call the D.N.R. and they can move them if needed.