June 27, 2007
Tifton - - A South Georgia deputy is honored by a Tifton group that hopes he'll win a national award.
Tift County Sheriff's Major Jack Woolard was greeted by supporters Wednesday afternoon. The Elks Lodge of Tifton named Major Woolard Tift County's Officer of the Year.
He then beat out other deputies and officers statewide to win the Georgia Officer of the Year award.
"It was a surprise to me. It was a surprise when it went locally. It was a bigger surprise when I went upstate. It was kept a secret until the last minute," Woolard says.
Tift County's Commission Chair presented a proclamation to Woolard. He'll compete on the national level in August.
Woolard has been in law enforcement more than 30 years.
Valdosta Police and Paramedics responded to the 1500 block of Baytree Road just after 5:00 Wednesday afternoon, when a woman told 911 that a man attacked her with a knife.
Angel Thacker Freundschuh, 37, of Lee County, was sentenced to 12 months and a day in prison for perjury by U. S. District Court Judge Leslie J. Abrams in Albany, Wednesday.
Worth County Fire Rescue crews were called to the 500 block of Jewell Crowe Road for a structure fire, about 2:30 Wednesday afternoon.
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Dougherty County Schools Superintendent Kenneth Dyer is preparing for his first school year in his new role.