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Sunday, May 19 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:16:35 GMT
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
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Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 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 >>
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November 12, 2007
Albany- An Elementary teacher who says he starred down the barrel of an Albany Police officer's gun, filed a formal complaint against that officer Monday.
Weylin Powers, a teacher at Turner Elementary, was walking along Meredith Drive Sunday morning, two hours after an armed robbery at Firehouse Subs on Dawson Road when suddenly he says an officer pulled a gun on him and ordered him to the ground.
Powers said he was told he fit the description of the man who robbed Firehouse Subs. Powers said he was humiliated and questioned if the officer's actions follow protocol. In this case, police say they may have.
"If the possible suspect was involved in a violent crime where a weapon, or large knife, or some type of forcible weapon was used and we approach them, well we're just a vulnerable as a citizen so yes, we will approach that scene with the interest of the police department and that individual at hand," said Sgt. Tony Moore, Albany Police.
The Albany Police internal affairs division will investigate Powers complaint over the next seven days.
Powers says he doesn't feel he matched the suspects description, which was black ski mask, black jeans, and black hooded sweatshirt. Powers had on what you see him wearing, blue sweat pants, a blue shirt and gray fleece jacket and a stocking cap with his fraternity letter on it.