Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:22:08 GMT
When times are tough, small businesses usually take the hardest hit but when things start looking up, they're often the quickest to recover. That's exactly what the Albany Chamber of Commerce says they'veMore >>
The Albany Chamber of Commerce is using a series of Lunch and Learns during National Small Business Appreciation week to make it easier for small businesses to bounce back, by encouraging all to participate and gather the right tools.More >>
A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:16:35 GMT
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
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 >>
April 17, 2004
Albany- A high speed chase ends with a deadly crash in Sumter County. Around 2 o'clock Saturday morning, a Sumter County Deputy spotted a suspicious vehicle behind a church on Desoto Seed Farm Road.
When the deputy pulled up, the car took off. The chase lasted just a few minutes, but the driver, 46 year old Jimmy Lamb reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.
He lost control rounding a curve and flipped the car. He and his passenger, 40 year old Jimmy Toms, of Cobb, were ejected. Toms died instantly, and Lamb was injured but should be all right.
Investigators aren't sure why Lamb tried to run, and charges against him are pending. The deputy was not hurt.
A Moultrie man also died in a wreck Friday afternoon when the truck he was riding in collided with a mini-van.
The wreck happened around 3 o'clock in Tift County. 29 year old Mary Ann Richard, of Sumner, was turning off Kell Road onto Highway 319 when she struck a pick-up driven by 34 year old Steven Wood, of Tifton. Wood and his passenger, 37 year old James Williams, were ejected from the truck, and Williams was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Wood and another passenger, Michael Parris were treated for minor injuries. State troopers are warning motorists to be safer on the roads as summer approaches.
"Traffic is getting heavier because of summer. We've got the 100 Deadly Days of Summer coming up from Memorial Day until Labor Day. Just slow down and pay attention to what you're doing. And, don't drink and drive," says Sgt. Bob Pearce of the Georgia State Patrol.
Troopers say charges against Richard, the driver of the mini-van, are pending the outcome of the investigation.