Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:28:18 GMT
One south Georgia superintendent says his school system is finally moving in the right direction financially. The Decatur County Board of Education unanimously voted to reduce the number of furlough daysMore >>
One south Georgia superintendent says his school system is finally moving in the right direction financially.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:24 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:24:40 GMT
As Moore, Oklahoma begins what is sure be a long recovery period, folks here in Georgia are revisiting their own safety plans. Tornado and other emergency drills are common in our schools, but one southMore >>
As Moore, Oklahoma begins what is sure be a long recovery period, folks here in Georgia are revisiting their own safety plans. Tornado and other emergency drills are common in our schools, but one south Georgia school superintendent says the preparedness should not just remain in the classroom.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:44 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:44:00 GMT
A Tift County cold case still haunts a family nearly 10 years a young mother's murder. It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her familyMore >>
It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her family believes someone knows who killed her, and they hope the person with that information will bring them the peace they need.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:28:33 GMT
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency: Southwest Georgia Public Health: This public resource targets communities in Southwest Georgia and includes suggestionsMore >>
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:51:04 GMT
Information from the Tift County Sheriff's Office- On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force along with the Tift County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant on the residence of 36More >>
The Mid-South Narcotics Task Force and the Tift County Sheriff's Office arrested 36 year old Daniel Eubanks, and seized over $100K in cash.More >>
December 10, 2005
Ocilla- Searchers comb hundred of acres looking for Tara Grinstead, but continue to come up empty. It's been 50 days since Tara Grinstead disappeared. Information gained from a private tip line has family investigators questioning people in North Georgia, but Saturday's search for the teacher in Irwin County turned up no new leads in the case.
The search for Tara Grinstead continues as more than 150 volunteers searched, field by field, by smell, and by air, but with no luck and few clues. Texas EquuSearch led this weekends search using remote control planes to take both still pictures and video of hard to reach places like this pond in Irwin County.
"We'll go out and we'll take up to hundreds of pictures a day and we'll come back and look at those and analyze those images on a big screen TV and we'll look and if there's anything out of the ordinary or something that just doesn't fit the picture, we'll mark that down as a point of interest," said Gene Robinson, RP Flight Systems Pilot.
To check those points of interest K-9 dogs were also used to search areas including this well. Czar was sent on a practice run.
"He is searching for scent and in this case it is human remains scent, much like a drug dog, see he's already got it," said Tracy Sargent, K-9 Search & Rescue Specialist.
While searchers continue to scour the county, there's been little progress.
"We've not found any new evidence, we're just continuing to search. We've had a lot of volunteers out today and we appreciate each one of them," said Chief Billy Hancock, Ocilla Police Dept.
Family members say finding nothing still offers them some comfort. "If we don't find anything, that's okay, but I know we will have thoroughly eliminated what we don't need to keep questioning and there were some areas the family, we were told they were searched, but we just had some concerns about them," said Anita Gattis, Grinstead's sister.
As police and searchers wrap up their quest, the family continues to question everyone they can in the hope that one piece of information may lead them to Tara.
"Not all of Tara's neighbors had been questioned, my dad and the private agent that's working with the family, they went door to door and in two days they found five families that no one has ever talked to them," said Gattis.
The reward for information that may lead to Tara's whereabouts has climbed to $100,000. Anyone with information about Tara is still encouraged to call the Private Tip Line at (912) 386-2564.