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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
June 26, 2002
Coffee County - Members of the Georgia Governor's Task Force flew over the countryside Thursday morning looking for marijuana, to mark for destruction.
Every year from May to November, the task force is out searching for farmers of the illegal substance. This week, their search has led them to Coffee County.
Kevin Thompson is a Georgia State Trooper, and a pilot with the task force. He says it's disappointing when nothing is found. "It's awfully disheartening when you come in empty-handed at the end of the day," says Thompson. "When you've flown five to seven hours a day. You come in with nothing to show, it's sort of frustrating."
But not everyday is a disappointment. Earlier this week, around 200 marijuana plants were found. Thompson says, "It's rewarding when you do find some because you know you've gotten a little bit more off the street, and you've kept the kids and the people that are partaking of the illegal substance, you're taking it out of their hands."
Once marijuana is discovered, it is either destroyed or a member of local law enforcement or the task force keeps surveillance on it to find out who is growing the plant. With the help of the task force, those planting their crop of pot, won't be able to harvest it.
If you would like to report a marijuana grower to the Governor's task force, you can contact them at 1-888-259-5186.