Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:24 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:24:40 GMT
As Moore, Oklahoma begins what is sure be a long recovery period, folks here in Georgia are revisiting their own safety plans. Tornado and other emergency drills are common in our schools, but one southMore >>
As Moore, Oklahoma begins what is sure be a long recovery period, folks here in Georgia are revisiting their own safety plans. Tornado and other emergency drills are common in our schools, but one south Georgia school superintendent says the preparedness should not just remain in the classroom.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:44 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:44:00 GMT
A Tift County cold case still haunts a family nearly 10 years a young mother's murder. It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her familyMore >>
It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her family believes someone knows who killed her, and they hope the person with that information will bring them the peace they need.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:28:33 GMT
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency: Southwest Georgia Public Health: This public resource targets communities in Southwest Georgia and includes suggestionsMore >>
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:51:04 GMT
Information from the Tift County Sheriff's Office- On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force along with the Tift County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant on the residence of 36More >>
The Mid-South Narcotics Task Force and the Tift County Sheriff's Office arrested 36 year old Daniel Eubanks, and seized over $100K in cash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:38 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:38:05 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
By Scott Hunter
November 06, 2003
Irwin--You've heard of election results being miscounted by hanging chads, human error, or maybe even a computer glitch. But in Ocilla the results of a city council race changed because of one absentee vote. A vote cast by a woman who died just minutes after the polls opened.
Many thought candidate Tyrone Smith defeated Allen Smith 65 to 64 in a city council election. But the race ended in a tie after the absentee vote of a dead women was re-admitted.
"We wrongly assumed that she died the night before" says Occilla's elections superintendent, Frances Bradford.
86 year old Rebecca Baltes died on election day at 7:24 AM less than a half hour after the polls opened.
"And a person who votes absentee even if they are deceased that the person vote still does count if everything is in order.
" I have never known that an absentee ballot of someone deceased has cause a tie election.
Thats right the woman's vote tied the vote 65 to 65. And for those who knew the voter they say her reaction would have been like many others.
"She would have been tickled to know that her vote cause so much confusion in the town. And for the those involved, it re-enforces the saying every vote counts, says Linda Cook
The city plans to hold a run off election on November 25th. They hope to have new electronic voting equipment installed at the next city election in which absentee votes will be automatically counted.