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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. 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 >>
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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 >>
LOWNDES COUNTY, GA (WALB) –Visitors will enjoy more thrills when they go to splash around at Wild Adventures next year.
The park plans a $4 million water park expansion that includes big-time water slides and private cabanas.
As summer winds down, Splash Island water park is still open at Wild Adventures and the park is looking forward to next year with a $4 million expansion.
"The two new attractions will be large slides that accommodate family size rafts so up to five guests can get inside and have more family adventures," said Wild Adventures Spokesperson Micha Hogan.
Hogan says one slide is a triple drop experience while the other has twists and turns through raging rapids.
They're also adding private VIP cabanas. The new attractions will expand the water park three acres branching out from the area next to the wave pool.
The Wahee Cyclone is the most recent addition to the water park. It's been open for two seasons and already the park is adding more water attractions to Splash Island.
"Folks love water features so it's an awesome way for that park to really enhance it's ability to attract even more people and give them an exciting experience," said the Valdosta Lowndes County Convention Center Interim Executive Director Michael Jetter.
Jetter says the park a great asset to the area.
"When they come and stay for Wild Adventures they also come and stay for more hotel rooms more nights and also see some more great attractions and features that we have here in Lowndes County," said Jetter.
The park says the new additions are a great way to celebrate it's 15th anniversary next year. It all started as a petting zoo and has grown to area's largest tourist attraction.