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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.
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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 >>
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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.
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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 >>
November 5, 2004
Albany - The fair re-opens after a gang fight Thursday night. Exchange Fair President, Carlisle Metts says, "We do not believe we will have anymore problems out there." A teenage girl was taken to the hospital after the huge fight.
Just after ten Thursday night, a brawl broke out on the midway, near the Ferris wheel. A 16-year-old girl was pushed down and initially, there were reports she was stabbed, but apparently she cut herself when she fell. It's believed as many as four gangs were involved in the fight.
At the fair, you normally see Ferris wheels, food and fun, but on Thursday night there were police and ambulances. Fair President Larry Griffin says, "A bunch of kids trying to show off last night."
Kids who are believed to be connected to several rival gangs. The mixture sparked a major fight, closing the fair early. Metts explains, "Rather than have any harm come to any of our patrons, or have any problems, we elected to go ahead and go into shutdown mode."
The fair re-opened the next day, meanwhile the teenage girl is recovering from a cut on the arm. She was caught in the fight. Griffin says, "I don't think she was stabbed that she was cut with something. She didn't even really know that she did get cut."
The fair has its own security, in and around the Fairgrounds, not to mention there are police, deputies and firefighters on hand. Griffin adds, "We had amble security to take care of the situation, it never did really get out of hand."
Griffin says the fair was already safe before the fight and they don't feel the need to add more force. He says, "We are all going to be here and we feel safe."
Albany Police have not made any arrests.
A fair employee was also injured in the arm. He was struck with a piece of a fence.