A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
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 >>
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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 >>
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.
Valdosta - The Valdosta Fire Department has accepted a grant for over $1.1 million, the largest grant the Fire Department has ever received. "This is part of a $44 million Department of Homeland Security grant program to help local governments combat terrorism and weapons of mass destruction," said Fire Chief J. D. Rice.
The Valdosta Fire Department will now be one of five agencies in Georgia to implement programs to prepare for terrorism attacks and other major disasters. "It shows a lot of confidence in what we are trying to do here, a lot of support from other departments in Georgia and Southwest Georgia in particular for endorsing Valdosta to get this grant."
The grant will allow the fire department to purchase a new truck and equipment, including cameras, ultra sound machines and locator devices specific for the needs of responding to a terror attack or mass casualty incidents.
The grant will also fund training for the 77-man team it will take to run the new equipment and anti-terror initiative. "The spectrum is so wide these people will have 400 hours of additional training just in those particular areas," Chief Rice adds.
The team will respond to any attacks in Albany, Valdosta, and Thomasville, as well as other cities throughout Southwest Georgia.
They hope to receive the new equipment in a year.The Lowndes and Ware County Sheriff's Offices also received grants for more than $300,000. to implement a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive law enforcement team.