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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 >>
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 >>
August 31, 2003
PELHAM - Fred's Dollar Store, Movie Gallery and the future location of Subway were all destroyed Sunday afternoon in a spectacular blaze. No one was injured.
The fire started around 4:00 inside Fred's Dollar Store on Railroad Street. Fred's Assistant Manager Debra Taylor said a young boy ran to the front of the store, yelled the toilet paper isle was on fire and ran out.
"By the time me and the customer went up front to get the fire extinguisher and went back, it had done got out of control," she said.
At least six fire departments - Autry Correctional Institute, Decatur County, Pelham, Camilla, County Line and Cotton - responded to the afternoon inferno. Taylor stood outside helpless, flooded with emotions.
"(I'm) hurt, upset," Taylor said. "You know, just to know that something like this can take place, because it just caused a lot of people to be out of jobs." At least nine in her store, to be exact, and about six at Movie Gallery. Subway was preparing to move from their Piggly Wiggly location but had not done so completely.
Witnesses say it may be that same young boy who is to blame for the blaze. Investigators say they are following all leads but don't know just yet who or what is to blame.
Taylor quickly evacuated the store after she couldn't contain the fire and dialed 911. The strip-mall is across the street from the Pelham Fire Department, but low water pressure hampered efforts to douse the flames.
Firefighters remained on the scene late into Sunday evening watching for hot spots. Meanwhile, Taylor and her employees are looking for work.
"We do have a store opening up in Monticello (Florida), so we might possibly get together and carpool," she said.
Her spirits were dashed, she said, but all is not lost. "We're planning on rebuilding."