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 >>
March 1, 2007
Ft. Gaines -- Clay County officials say the same system stormed through a one and a half mile stretch of Fort Gaines. It heavily damaged three neighborhoods, downed power lines, and sent trees crashing through rooftops.
Aluminum siding hung from power lines, tree trunks tore into homes, and debris left some streets impassible.
Officials say the storm struck Fort Gaines after four Thursday afternoon, bringing out public safety officials to help with cleanup. Most residents in the storm ravaged area heard the storm was coming, and left before it hit.
"All of a sudden the white clouds and the black clouds started mixing and I saw it come down, and I just turned around and left. About three minutes I turned around and it was over," said Shan Sellers.
But not without first leaving extensive damage in the Gopher Ridge Trailer Park, Pat-tall-uh Hide-away, and Credille Mill neighborhoods.
"Approximately a mile and a half swapped through and best we can tell at this point and time we've got about 60 residence damaged," said Clay County Sheriff Roger Shivers.
The storm damaged people's homes and left them without power. Crews were on the scene trying to repair the lines, a problem that may take up to two days to fix.
"I never seen anything like this thing. This is 15 times as big as anything I ever seen..."
"It's a scary situation. I ain't never want to do this again, that's for sure," said Shan Sellers.
A scary situation lasting only minutes in Fort Gaines, but leaving people with a long clean up ahead.