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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 >>
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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 >>
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 >>
Sylvester- At Holley Elementary School Wednesday, third grade students told their parents their teacher, Georgiann Harrell, yelled to get their attention.
When that didn't quiet the class, students say the teacher shattered a glass candle holder. But that didn't work either. Angela Avery's third grade daughter told her what happened next.
"She picked up a piece of the glass and she cut her wrist with it," Avery said. "Then she proceeded to tell them that if they cut both their wrist and the veins in their ankles that they would bleed to death."
Thursday morning Harrell apologized to the class.
"So the first thing she did when she came in was she apologized to the class and told them that it was her fault and she was sorry for what she had done," Avery said.
But parents had already complained. Now the school system is investigating. Dr. Gary Russell, the superintendent wouldn't talk to us on camera citing the privacy of personnel issues, but he did tell us that the teacher is out of the classroom on paid leave and the students have received counseling.
Sylvester Police Chief Tony Strenth has taken two parental complaints about the teacher cutting herself and another issue he won't discuss yet. But no charges have been filed. Strenth has asked the GBI assist with the investigation because they can do recorded interviews with the students.
Like most parents, Avery didn't have any reason to be concerned about the teacher until this week.
"Her grades never dropped, her grades never changed, and so we didn't have any concern about what was going on at school."
But now Avery's learned that Ms. Harrell has had discussions about sex with her child.
"She has taught my child numerous things we don't feel is right for her age to know," Avery said.
"It makes you angry, it makes you upset that she's teaching your child these things."