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 >>
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 >>
Camilla- Five years ago, extremely high winds and flying debris ripped through Camilla demolishing houses and killing over twenty residents. And it's been almost two years since a violent tornado swept through Mitchell and Worth County unfortunately killing six people and leaving hundreds seriously injured.
"Just to hear about it," says Vern Carter. Vern Carter was safe during the storm but was still affected. He and his wife started a volunteer fire department and were responders to the area. Now he's taking steps to learn how to spot storms.
"I'd like to be more knowledgeable in my area where if we do have severe weather, I'll have the knowledge of what to report, where to report, not just having to call in and say we're having bad weather," says Carter. And he's at a Skywarn training class to meet that goal, a goal that the Mitchell County 9-1-1 Center wants to help volunteers meet.
"It's to make people aware around the county of situations they can get into with the weather because the weather changes so quickly, it's just so they can know what's going on around them and be prepared for it," says Mitchell County EMA Director Ann Lamb.
By knowing what's going on locally volunteers are able to alert the National Weather Service. Radars and technology help them to make guesses about severe weather but storm spotter programs clarify the threat of a severe storm. "We need to know if it's actually occurring and when we recieve that information we can issue a stronger warning or a follow up to the warning and get people's attention," says Bob Goree of the National Weather Service in Tallahassee.
Getting people's attention first requires getting the knowledge that weather experts say everyone should take advantage of. "It's mainly some basic meteorology we cover and how to identify severe weather, where to look for a tornado that may be forming and also what may fool you," says Goree.
Because it could make a difference by having many watchful eyes. "We're very serious about the weather in Mitchell County, we keep an eye on it all the time," says Lamb.