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 >>
September 11, 2007
Albany- Bold thieves are stealing from an Albany cemetery. More than a dozen brass flower vases have disappeared from Floral Memory Gardens on Old Pretoria Road. Family members are appalled and law officers vow to catch and prosecute the morbid thieves.
Brass vases full of flowers mark the graves of many loved ones at Floral Memory Gardens & Mausoleum in Albany, but when Billy Moore's cousin attempted to place flowers on a grave last weekend their vase had vanished.
"Sure enough, there were 15, 20 vases in our area there that were missing, there may be others missing in the cemetery too, I don't know," said Billy Moore.
Billy's step son Michael Moore's vase was also gone, but feet away his wife LaVann's marker and vase were undisturbed.
"There's some sand that's got down into the connector to the mounting plate and it was not easily turned and taken, I don't know what the reason but thank God it's there, it may not be there next time I go, but its there now," said Moore.
Floral Memory Gardens has filed a police report, and directed us to their corporate office, who didn't return our calls. They also wouldn't say how many vases had been taken. Moore said the cemetery has been less than helpful and told him he'll have to replace the vase.
"You can't get much lower than to take things off a grave, I don't think," said Moore.
While family members are frustrated by this crime, law enforcement says if they find out who's doing this the penalties will be severe.
"Stealing specifically from a cemetery or a graveyard when something is put there as a memorial it doesn't matter what the value is that it is a one to three felony," said Ken Hodges, Dougherty District Attorney.
Hodges called the crime cruel and insensitive and if police determine the identity of the thieves, he'll prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. Moore's put Albany's recyclers on alert and hopes the thieves will be caught.
A cemetery representative did tell us Albany Police promised to increase patrols in the area around the cemetery.