Thursday, May 23 2013 5:19 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:19:44 GMT
One south Georgia law enforcement agency recently received much needed financial help for a mandatory upgrade. The Thomasville Police department got an $8,000 grant from the Governor's Office of HighwayMore >>
The Thomasville Police department got an $8,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:13 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:13:37 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:06:59 GMT
A south Georgia soldier is enjoying her first night with her family in months. She returned to Quitman today after a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan. And she surprised her son and her mother at herMore >>
A south Georgia soldier is enjoying her first night with her family in months.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:04 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:04:16 GMT
All non-essential employees at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany have been sent home for the day due to a sudden drop in water pressure. Base officials say the water is either running extremely low orMore >>
The command is still investigating the cause of this specific leak and will provide up-to-date information to the public as well as its workforce as to the causes and preventative measures that will take place in the future.More >>
July 27, 2003
Colquitt County- Joyce Burns only knew her pet sheep Samson for about a month, but she says he was healthy. When the three month old Barbados black-bellied sheep got sick two months ago she didn't know what was wrong.
"Right when we got in the yard I noticed that he was laying down and his head was back. I ran to him and I noticed blood all around his water bowl. We ran and called the vet immediately and he was already dying," remembers Burns.
Three days later she had to put Samson down. Saturday Burns received test results in the mail saying Samson had died of encephalitis.
"They haven't really had a presumptive diagnosis for equine, but people really need to know that they need to protect themselves," she says.
That's why she's makes sure to use bug repellant when outdoors, and she's urging everyone else to do the same.
"It's just not acceptable that people are so complacent that they don't protect themselves. They don't care," adds Burns.
Until she finds out if it was Eastern Equine Encephalitis that killed Samson, Burns warns all South Georgians to be safe, rather than sorry.
There have been two confirmed human cases of Easter Equine Encephalitis in the state this year, but there have been reported 32 cases of horses and 10 birds with the virus.