Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 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 >>
Nov 16, 2006 from WECT-TV
COLUMBUS County, North Carolina -- A tornado touched down this morning just west of Riegelwood, and at least nine people are dead and seven more injured, Sheriff Chris Batten said.
New Hanover Regional Medical Center reports four children are in critical condition, one is in stable condition and two adults also are injured. More people are feared dead and dogs and rescue workers are still searching for missing people, said emergency worker Lillian Graham. The mobile home neighborhood is located off Pretty Branch Road near Old Lake Road. A brick house was also destroyed down to the foundation, Graham said.
The tornado demolished a mobile home area and removed possibly five or six mobile homes from their foundations, Batten said.
Marietta Brown lives in that area. She said she felt her home shake and her garage was pulled off her home. Trees and power lines are down in the area, and some people are without electricity.
Drivers are cautioned to slow down if they are traveling on U.S. 74/76 toward Whiteville. Conditions are very windy and visibility is low.
A tornado also reportedly touched down in the West Prong area, also in Columbus County, but no major damage has been reported. Acme-Delco Elementary School and Acme-Delco Middle School are closed. Acme-Delco Elementary also is serving as an command post for emergency workers and for families seeking information about their loved ones.