Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:10 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:10:40 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:16 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:16:37 GMT
Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her. She is charged with cruelty to aMore >>
Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:45 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:45:09 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports (http://bit.ly/17WfBX4) thatMore >>
About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The unit is made up of soldiers assigned at Fort Benning and medical personnel from throughout the Army.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:49 AM EDT2013-06-19 12:49:18 GMT
By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press BERLIN (AP) - Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs asMore >>
Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50 terror threats.More >>
July 10, 2007
Colquitt County - - A fiery wreck late Tuesday afternoon killed a man, blocked a highway, and shocked people who live near the crash site. That scene was just north of Norman park on Highway 319.
"I was laying in the bed asleep at home and I heard a big boom. I came outside," says Joshjua Wisham who lives near the scene.
After he saw what happened, he called 911.
"As I was at the end of the driveway, I looked down here and I saw this semi and it wasn't on fire yet. That's when that tanker on the other side caught on fire."
It went up in flames.
"When that tank went up you could feel the heat. I was walking down that guardrail and you could feel the heat when the diesel went up."
Firefightsrs say when it happened you could see smoke in the sky some 16 miles away.
"I was about the 4th or 5th firefighter on the scene," says Michael Chafin.
When he arrived, the truck hauling a Walmart trailer was burning.
"It took us about 10 or 15 minutes to get it pretty well contained to what you see now."
Investigators say the driver of a Buick LaSabre was driving south on Highway 319 when suddenly he crossed the center lane. Troopers don't know yet how that happened, but they say the truck driver was left with few options.
"There was another tractor trailer on the right side of him. He was unable to avoid the contact," says Trooper Jeff Hobby.
The driver died on the scene.
"I think its terrible. lost a life like that," Wisham says.
Troopers blocked off the southbound lane of 319 for about 3 hours as work crews cleaned up the road. Troopers have not yet released the victim's identity, only saying he's a black man in his 40's.