Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 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 >>
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 >>
August 26, 2005
Thomasville-- Saturday, Vanderhoff Speed and Chrome's Don Flowers won't be riding his motorcycle for fun. He'll be riding to prepare for a worst case scenario. "We're having a poker run with the benefits going to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Program," he says.
What's a poker run with motorcycles? Consider it a game of Texas Hold 'Em on wheels. "With a map, you'll go to one location, they'll draw a card there for you. You go around to different locations," says Flowers.
Up to 500 motorcycles are expected to participate. "Come out and have a good time," says Flowers. The run starts bright and early at Vanderhoff in Thomasville. "The first bike will actually roll out at eleven. Sign up starts at ten. The last bike will be at four pm," says Flowers.
With Hurricane Katrina looming over the horizon, the Red Cross is more grateful than ever for this fundraiser. "We're looking at having an influx of evacuees from South Florida coming to our community. We may also have residents who need to use a shelter," says Red Cross Wiregrass Chapter Executive Director, Melinda Friddell.
The Red Cross also uses the money to help people recover after their stay in a shelter. "With clothing, with sheltering, with food, with school supplies, whatever that family needs," says Friddell.
That's a soft spot for any biker, especially Flowers and his crew at Vanderhoff. "We're here to support the local community. Helping the Red Cross is a good way to do that," he says. You can help too Saturday, adds Flowers, even if you don't ride.
If you don't ride, you can buy a poker hand at Vanderhoff and enjoy the festivities without leaving. There will be a live band, barbecue, and prizes.