Friday, May 24 2013 12:30 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:30:17 GMT
Criminals went to the back door of a house on South Street in Thomasville, and burst their way inside on Wednesday night. Police say they took several hundred dollars worth of electronics and a YamahaMore >>
Criminals went to the back door of a house on South Street in Thomasville, and burst their way inside on Wednesday night. Police say they took several hundred dollars worth of electronics and a Yamaha four-wheeler, and made a clean getaway.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thomasville- Some new gear at the Thomasville Police Department and the Thomas County Sheriff's Office is aimed at officer safety; some of it helps speed up response time.
Thomasville / Thomas County Drug agents can now go into meth labs completely sealed off from any dangerous chemicals. Commander Kevin Lee says the breathing apparatus and suits are must have pieces of equipment. "Ten years from now, if we breathe the harmful chemicals and toxic chemicals, we may develop cancer if we didn't have these suits."
The drug squad received three sets of the gear for about $10,000. But the best part about that is, the taxpayers didn't foot the bill. "We got the money out of asset forfeiture, which is money that we seized from drug dealers," says Lee.
The drug squad isn't the only division reaping the benefits of new equipment. The underwater recovery team has a new trailer. And it came stocked full of new gear. "We use a full face mask system. It's got voice communications which enables divers to talk topside, but also diver to diver," says team leader Tim Roberts.
The dive team's new set-up not only consolidates their equipment, it also speeds up response time, and streamlines operations. "We pull up on scene with this particular trailer, the divers can enter the trailer, get fully suited up from head to toe, and walk out the rear of the trailer, straight into the water," says Roberts. Previously, the dive team transported their gear in patrol cars, a nuisance, and invitation for trouble with high-pressure air tanks. But now, all equipment is secure.
The dive team's trailer and all of the equipment inside cost about $15,000. It was paid for through donations and a joint budget with the police department and sheriff's office.