Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
September 28, 2007
Lee County- Lee County Sheriff's deputies stopped a ticking time bomb.Inside a truck they stopped on Highway 32 east, they found a working methamphetamine lab and two men smoking Meth as they drove. It was a potentially explosive situation that led to Highway 32 east being shut down for nearly seven hours. Friday, four people are in jail and a 5th is being sought.
Sheriff's video shows just how dangerous this mobile Meth lab was. The truck was stopped Thursday evening, along Highway 32 east, between the Muckalee Creek Bridge and Lover's Lane road. In the truck bed, a hazardous nightmare.
"You can see he has chemicals back here. That's a chemical reduction jar that's still burning," said Col. Duane Sapp, Lee County Sheriff's Office.
In the truck's cab, even worse, separated Meth oil and a hydrogen chloride gas generator, cooking, putting out noxious fumes.
"You won't be able to see it but that thing is still running, it's still smoking, hydrogen chloride gas is still being produced," said Sapp.
Both were also smoking Meth in the cab adding a butane lighter to a mix of highly flammable chemicals. Both the driver, Alex Adkins and his passenger Charlie Haire are charged with manufacturing Meth, but this isn't the first time Haire's faced Meth charges, that was in 2004.
"I believe the charges were possession of methamphetamine and he was also one of the ones I believe stealing anhydrous ammonia from one of the ice plants in town," said Major Derrell Smith, ADDU Commander.
Friday, the truck lead police to Dixon Mobile Home Park.
"We went and served a search warrant at the house they had been seen leaving from and more Meth was recovered, a user amount, and a user amount of marijuana," said Sapp.
There they arrested Kasey Ellis and Larry Shirley charging them with possession of methamphetamine. A warrant has been issued for a fifth suspect, but authorities won't say yet who that is. Friday they're just happy to have avoided what could have been a explosive situation.
The Albany Dougherty Drug Unit's Meth Team assisted by clean up crews from Jacksonville were called in to remove the chemicals and decontaminate the area.