Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
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 >>
September 2, 2003
Lowndes County - It's a common site around South Georgia this time of year, afternoon showers bringing thunder and lightning. But those bright bolts in the sky have deadly consequences. "It is our greatest potential for a weather hazard in Lowndes County," said E.M.A. Director Nick Lacey.
Being aware of the changing weather around you and taking a few safety precautions will keep you from becoming a victim. First and foremost, if you see lightning, find shelter. "A building, home, or even if you can get in a vehicle, that should protect you," said Lacey.
Lacey says being outdoors, especially on any sort of playing field, makes you a human lightning rod. "If you're on top of a hill or on any sort of golf course, it'd be best to move down to lower land and don't be near any isolated trees," said Lacey.
And the old practice of counting after seeing lightning to find out how far away it is won't keep you safe. "That tells you the distance of the past lightning strike, but not the next one," said Lacey.
If a person is struck by lightning, you should call 9-1-1 and administer CPR. until paramedics arrive. Most all emergency vehicles now carry automatic defibrillators that are a key in treating lightning strike victims. "It measures that amount of rhythmic activity and tells us whether to continue CPR of shock them," said Lt. Dean Cone, Valdosta Fire Department.
Although lightning is most common during the summer months, it can strike at anytime. But staying alert to the changing weather environment and taking proper shelter will help you avoid the deadly consequences.