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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 >>
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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
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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 >>
December 14, 2004
Albany-- Albany Police officers have a stern message this holiday season: If you are out there drinking and driving, we're out here looking for you.
HEAT officers warn motorists to drive safely in busy Holiday traffic. HEAT stands for Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic, and you've probably seen those dark blue HEAT patrol cars around the city. They are part of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety effort to stop high risk drivers in Georgia.
For the rest of December those HEAT officers will be on the road, making sure they are safe for holiday traffic.
Corporal Frank Herndon is dealing out December HEAT. The HEAT officers in Albany want to keep you safe for the holidays, by keeping unsafe drivers off the streets. "We trying to get out here and save lives by having people to slow down, and not drink and drive," Herndon said.
Tickets are being written, with Zero Tolerance for offenders. Patrolman Aaron Simpson said "Speeding, Improper lane changes, aggressive driving, running red lights. Stuff that is going to put other citizens in jeopardy."
Last month the HEAT officers handed out 650 traffic citations, but only one for DUI. Already in December they have busted four impaired drivers. They are warning you that Holiday parties, drinking, and driving will not be tolerated.
Herndon said, "We have people who go out and think if they have only a couple of drinks they can drive. What they don't understand is that drink that they have can impair their reaction time, and they get out and they have accidents."
During December the HEAT officers are stepping up concentrated patrols, to stop dangerous driving.
"It's Christmas," Herndon said. "We hate to have to go tell somebody their mother or father or child was killed because they were drinking and driving. Or they were hit by someone who had been drinking and driving."
On average 30 people die in motor vehicle crashes in Georgia every month. Statewide law enforcement will join together to target impaired drivers for the rest of the holiday season.