Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 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 >>
June 30, 2006
Albany -- The fourth of July holiday period is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, and the Georgia State Patrol predicts it will be a deadly one.
The official holiday travel period runs from 6:00 Friday until midnight Tuesday. During the 102-hour holiday period, 23 deaths are predicted across Georgia in more than 2,700 traffic crashes. It's also Estimated more than 1,300 people will be hurt in those wrecks.
Last year 12 of the 24 people killed during the holiday weren't wearing their seatbelts. Ten of the victims were in wrecks that involved an alcohol or drug impaired driver.
South Georgia law enforcers hope they can prevent any fatalities from happening here. Dougherty County Police are concentrating patrols to discourage speeding and alcohol use by drivers. In the past three months, DCP officers have stepped up traffic patrols and have seen fewer accidents, resulting in fewer injuries and no fatalities.
They say if people know officers are looking out for dangerous drivers they'll be more careful on the road and avoid deadly situations. "That's a terrible fact, of three people to be dead," Lt. Tom Jackson of the Dougherty Co. Police Department. "That's what we're trying to eliminate, we're trying to stop that from happening throughout the United States itself, someone is killed by a drunk driver in this country. We're going to make sure it ceases to exist around here, because were going to be in force."
DCP Officers will also be using a new high-tech gadget to help catch drunk drivers. It's a flashlight with an alcohol sensor built in. If alcohol is detected, they will then conduct additional tests to determine if the driver is capable of driving safely.
If you plan to hit the road for the holiday, you better be prepared for higher gas prices. Since Thursday the price of gas at many Albany stations jumped about 10 cents. Prices are now around $2.85 a gallon. The national average is $2.89, sixty seven cents more than this time a year ago.
"I'm very surprised it just keeps going up and up and up," says Customer Kelvin Slaughter. "It's hard for the consumers. Eventually it's going to be hard for the community to pay for gas. Everyone's going to work for gas it seems like."
"It's about $65 to fill up my tank," said Customer Adam Morris .
The average price for regular unleaded in Georgia is $2.82 per gallon.Report gas prices you see, or check them out on the WALB PumpPatrol!