Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 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 >>
June 28, 2004
Albany - For the first time, an African American was crowned Miss Georgia. A whirlwind weekend landed the new Miss Georgia 23 year-old Danica Tisdale in Albany for hair, make-up, and pictures.
"I was screaming as soon as they said the first runner-up's name. I barely remember anything after that, I was so excited," said Tisdale.
Tisdale is a graduate student at Emory University, and a graduate of Atlanta's Spellman College. She's originally from Delaware, but her family now lives in South Carolina. "I have about two years left of graduate school. I plan to become a college professor and then administrator."
Tisdale won Miss Atlanta, her very first Miss America preliminary. On Saturday night, her strong singing voice and big smile earned her a trip to Miss America and a place in history as the first African American Miss Georgia.
"I'm honored to have the distinction of being the first African American Miss Georgia. I think that will be able to inspire other woman of color throughout the state and nation to get involved in the Miss America system," said Tisdale.
The death of her grandfather lead her to volunteer with Hospice Care. Now, she plans to spread information about hospice care during her reign. "I don't think many families know what hospice care offers. Hospice care is not just about death, but also affirming life. I plan to spread information about hospice this year."
September 18th, Tisdale will represent Georgia at the Miss America Pageant.
Albany native and former Miss Albany Kelley Bradshaw was fourth runner-up.