Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
November 16, 2007
Newton -- Caldonia Carter has lived out in rural Baker County for 28 years. But this past June, she got a change of scenery when she opened her boutique in Newton.
"I think we are pretty much safe here in the city because we are right at city hall where the police station is," said Carter.
Out in Baker County police protection isn't as accessible.
"It takes about five to ten minutes, sometimes 15 depending on where they are in the area because this county is a big county. And if they have one or two on, than it'll take at least 15 minutes for them to get there," said Carter.
A caller in distress may not have 15 minutes to give.
"If there is an emergency especially if it's a life or death situation then we need someone faster than that," said Carter.
This is the reason Baker County Commissioners are proposing a new county police force, but the venture would not be cheap.
"If it meant more protection, yes, we'll pay more county taxes," said Carter.
Some people, including the Newton Police chief, say this isn't necessary and think existing agencies should be enhanced.
"County wise, I think we could use one or two more patrolman, but I think we pretty much get what we need when we need it," said Carter.
A decision those living in Baker County will decide next year.