Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
July 06, 2005
Thomasville-- While investigators don't know for sure four house fires in Thomasville were deliberately set, they do suspect it.
"The main thing right off the bat is finding out the cause, finding what happened, where it happened, and go from there," says Thomasville Fire Rescue chief, Bryan Croft. Each of the four fires Croft is referring to have happened since late May.
Four possible arsons in that short period of time is out of the ordinary for a city of Thomasville's size. "You take them all one at a time. You look at what you have, what you saw when you first came in, if there's anything unusual. You go ahead and try to preserve the evidence," says Croft.
That evidence that's being analyzed right now, while Croft and his firefighters anxiously anticipate arrests. "Everything is investigated by the crime lab. And we wait, standby and wait for the results," says Croft.
One house fire near "Shepherd's Bait and Tackle" is a prime example of what investigators look for in an arson. Take its point of origin for instance. It started in the back of the house, away from the road, and away people's view. "Certain things are left, certain things don't get burned, and people don't think about that," says Croft.
Arsonists also don't think about the penalties of their action. The prison sentence for arson depends on the degree and if there were any injuries. Then there's the lives that could be lost in the fire, or fighting it. "Setting fires and endangering my firefighters, that's not going to be accepted at all," says Croft. Fortunately, no one was hurt in any of these fires, and officials don't believe they're connected.
There was also a confirmed arson last week that county firefighters handled. Investigators say Tajuan Godwin burned down his mother's mobile home. He's is charged with arson and criminal damage to property.