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 >>
May 12, 2004
Ben Hill County-- A teenager who pleaded guilty to burning the old Fitzgerald High School was caught because of a tip to police. The caller who turned him in got a reward Wednesday. And investigators hope such rewards will promot tips in three other unsolved arsons in Ben Hill County.
A steel mesh fence protects the few buildings left on the site of the historic Fitzgerald High school. Last year, a 16-year old arsonist burned down the 100 year old school building. Detective Tommie Clark was one of the first to arrive at the fire.
"I had been there 45 minutes to a hour when I received a telephone that someone knew who set the fire,"says Clark.
Clarks says the informant was a teenage girl who went to school with the boy who torched the building. And after gathering other evidence about the suspect investigators made a quick arrest.
"Before midnight that night we had the individual in custody that set the fire," says Clark.
Swift police work that could not have been possible with out help from an informant. That's a trend State Fire Safety And Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine wants to continue.
"A fellow student here in Fitzgerald came forward and gave very valuable information and that allowed police officers to solve this case," says John Oxendine.
Oxendine awarded a 5,000 check for the informant in this case. Fire officials hope as more people find about the rewards it will lead to less fear and more convictions.
"I would like them to come forward and we can keep them anonymous like this young person here. No one knows who it was and we can keep it that way," says Chief Roger Coleman of the Fire Dept.
Steps they hope will show the community that crime doesn't pay in Georgia but being a good honest citizen does.
The teenage arsonist was sentenced to 20-years probation and ordered to pay 300 dollars restitution.