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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
August 31, 2007
Echols County - Whether you call it moonshine, fire water, or white lightning, brewing the illegal liquor is still common in the woods of Echols County. "We patrol this area regularly, because we have a problem with moonshine stills in this area," says Echols County Sheriff Randy Courson.
On the sheriff department's last patrol, they found two moonshine stills. "It was actually full of fermented moonshine ready to be processed," he says.
While only one was full, both are equally dangerous.
The liquor is brewed in these rust buckets hidden deep within the woods. What comes out could cause serious problems to anyone who drinks it. "If it's done improperly, there's all sorts of stuff. These tanks have rust," Courson says. "We found pine straw, sugar bags where they dumped the whole bag in there."
Together these stills hold nearly 2,500 gallons so to keep the moonshine off the streets, there's only one thing to do. Blow it up.
It will assure that the stills are permanently out of commission. "Once the GBI gets through with it, with the explosives, its just scrap metal."
So we asked them to prove it and reducing it to scrap metal is an understatement. The stills were blown hundreds of feet into the air, putting whoever owned them officially out of business.
The owner of the stills remains at-large, but deputies say they have found evidence around the stills and hope to make an arrest soon.