Sunday, May 19 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:16:35 GMT
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
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 >>
July 19, 2006
Lee County - - Much-anticipated wireless internet service is about to kickoff in Lee County. Commissioners approved the idea last year, but it took several months to work it all out.
In many ways, it's become the wave of the future. It's quick, convenient, and usually easy to get - - unless you live in rural areas. But in Lee County, that's about to change.
Tina O'neill just moved to the area a couple of weeks ago. She works at home so having access to the internet is a must.
"My computer is set up to have internet wireless. I just come here plug in my computer and I have access to wireless internet and my computer works, I have all my functions."
She's one of many people who come to Starbucks or wherever they can to access wireless and avoid the hassle of traditional internet service.
"With dial up, youre constantly dealing with getting disconnected. and youre having to dial up again and try to get back on. With this, there's no interruptions."
The trend is making its way to Lee County. Commissioners have long wanted to offer wireless to residents. It's even a plus for public safety workers.
"The police cars actually act as a computer in someone's room, but they're actually in the car out in the field but there's information that EMS and public safety people need that they can only get on a high speed connection," says John Overlay of Camvera Networks.
Representatives from Camvera, a private wireless company based in Atlanta, spent the day working on a Lee county tower. The company specializes in getting service to rural communities and other areas that aren't already able to pick up wireless.
"The high speed broadband wireless connectivity gives them the ability to have high speed and do the kinds of things you need to do with a high speed connection," Overlay says.
O'neill lives by it and feels anyone who needs it should have access to it.
"Wouldn't it be great if you could get wireless anywhere you go? I would love it, I would love it."
The service will be launched next month in limited areas. After that, the company plans to extend it to more locations throughout Lee County.
Camvera Networks wanted to build a 300 foot tower behind the Fire/E.M.S. station on U.S. 19, but county ordinances prevent private companies from building on the land, so Camvera leased a 500 foot cell tower behind Oxford Construction to offer this service.