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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:34 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:34:44 GMT
The Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigative Bureau would like to solicit the public's assistance with locating Kizzie Lashay Coleman, 21. She is 5'7" and weighs 176 pounds. The Albany PoliceMore >>
The Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigative Bureau would like to solicit the public's assistance with locating Kizzie Lashay Coleman, 21. She is 5'7" and weighs 176 pounds.More >>
March 12, 2004
Albany-Raymond Chance is burning much of the land on Cain Mill Plantation off Thompson Road today. "We burn probably sixty percent of the place and leave forty percent for nesting," explains Chance.
The Cain Mill Plantation is habitat to mainly quail, deer and turkey. Chance, Manager of the Cain Mill Plantation, says "We're trying to get ideal quail habitat, which is sage briars, try to eliminate a lot of your hard wood."
Chance is very careful when it comes time for controlled burning. "I keep tractors with us, fire extinguishers, and we try to abide by what the forestry unit will let us do," claims Chance.
If you are planning on doing any outside burning it is essential that the burner create fire breaks. That way, fire from one side of the break would not be fueled to cross over to the other side.
While it is necessary for farms and plantations to burn, safety measures have to be met. Dianne Pietras, Chief Forrestry Ranger in Dougherty County says "We need to make sure that smoke is going to go up and get out of the area so it doesn't impact our roadways."
If drivers are caught in a smoky haze, their vision becomes impaired, then accidents are more likley to occur. That's why it is a requirement to acquire a burn permit from the Forestry Commision. "If weather conditions are proper, you'll have no problem getting a permit, " explains Chance.
Keep in mind, the next time you burn, your neighbors, their property and travelers on the roadways,. You shouldn't have a problem burning off your property.