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 >>
April 24, 2007
Ware County -- At the start of the fire 390 homes in Ware County were in the fire's footprint, or could have been in harms way. Only 18 structures were destroyed. Many structures were protected or saved as a result of efforts from local fire departments, but with shifting winds the danger seems to have past for many homeowners.
"If the winds can continue from the south we're good, the south is basically actually making the fire work for itself, it's actually having to push against the wind, which slows the fire down substantially and starts a backing fire," said Eric Mosley of the GA Forestry Commission.
Another town hall meeting is being held Thursday at 7:00 p.m. for residents with questions about the fire or for those who want more information. A location has not yet been chosen.
We've told you before that the fire started last Monday when a small tree fell and hit a power line near Sweat Farm Road, and 74-year-old Ernest Sweat was there when it happened. He and a neighbor tried to put it out with bulldozers, after they called 911.
Sweat says the vegetation around was so dry that it spread extremely fast. It burned grass, jumped large roads and fields, and seemed to take on a life of its own.
"They had gotten it stopped about halfway to the field. But then it had jumped my fields into the other block at least 75 yards. And on the other side of the field, it dropped down and started again."
Firefighters say this fire has been anything but typical. They say it has spread on the smallest grass or straw and jumped large areas, and it has burned the same areas up to three times, when a normal fire will only burn through once.
Those are some of the many reasons this fire has been so hard to contain.