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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.
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 >>
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 >>
June 28, 2005
Albany - Cleaning up just got a little easier at a major south Georgia hospital, thanks to a high-tech robot. It mops, it vacuums, and it has a mind of its own. It's Intellibot. "This is a robotic machine we use to mop floors," said Dan Sansbury, Environmental Services.
The robotic mop is now cleaning and sanitizing the floors of Phoebe Putney Hospital one hall at a time. "10,000 square feet per hour," said Sansbury. The hospital's cleaning services, Crothall Services, tested out the Intellibot under the curious eyes of the custodial staff.
"I think it's very amazing to see a machine that does an excellent job scrubbing the floor," said custodian Jimmy Thornton.
To program the robot, you just walk it around the halls while sensors memorizes the dimensions of the hallway. Then turn Intellibot lose, and it becomes a literal cleaning machine. Don't worry about it ramming into patients and doctors. "There are sonar sensors all around the machine. Anytime it sees an obstacle blocking it, it stops automatically. Then it tries to find a way around it," said Sansbury.
The staff had to test it out for themselves. "They're like children. They want to play with the machine," joked Sansbury.
"It's kind of funny to step in front of it and watch it stop and change its course to get out of your way," said Thornton.
Between laughs, you could see the custodians were impressed but will the high technology make their jobs obsolete?
"No," said Sansbury. "There still has to be an operator, people doing the detail work on the floors, and people to polish the floors. It just frees up some more time so they can do other things."
"I don't feel threatened at all by it," said a laughing Thornton. The staff is already tossing around names for their newest worker - Intellibot just didn't seem good enough.
The Intellibot costs $30,000. Crothall Services Group paid for the robot.