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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.
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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 >>
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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 >>
March 21, 2006
Lee County -- Fire swept through an apartment complex in South Lee County early Tuesday. Nine families were burned out of their homes at the Spring Lake Apartments on Tallokas Court, one block off U.S.19.
The fire started just after Two AM in the second floor section of this stairwell. It spread up the stairwell to the attic and heavily damaged the three apartments in the top floor.
Investigators spent the morning combing through the debris to figure out what caused the fire. Lightning is one possibility.
It took firefighters about an hour to get it under control. Six lower floor apartments were heavily damaged by smoke and water. Apartment owner Pace Burt says the damage estimate is about $250,000.
As investigators work to figure out what caused the fire, the families who lived their struggle to salvage what they can from their homes.
Stephanie Manos was the first to spot the Spring Lake Apartment fire. "Heard popping noise outside, and got up, looked out the blinds. The stairwell was on fire on the further side from us," Manos said.
Roy Manos said, "Then we started knocking on the doors and trying to wake everybody up and get everybody out." Those knocks awoke Glenn Cook and his wife, who opened their door to see the stairwell engulfed in flames. Cook said "It was horrifying. Not sure how much of the building was going to go up. Making sure everybody was out."
Stephanie Manos said, "It spread really quick. It was amazing how fast it spread."
In the morning the Manos and the Cooks were carrying anything that was not ruined out of their home. "We have a few clothes. Hopefully. Pretty sure the smoke damage in the clothes is going to be bad. Pictures, don't know about furniture yet," Stephanie Manos said
Roy Manos said, "we think we got a few things we can save. Other than that, we've got to start over."
Looking over his damaged apartment, Glenn Cook said he is grateful a lot of people have offered help. Cook said "Both of our jobs, and great many friends have already called and stepped up for us, as well as our community."
All nine families displaced by the fire have been offered replacement apartments by the owner. Cook said they have renters' insurance, but many of their neighbors told them they did not.
State Fire Marshall Investigators say they will check with metrological data to see if there was lightning in the area, to see if that could be the cause of the fire.