January 9, 2008
Valdosta - Georgia's 2007wildfire season was the worst in the history of the state and Georgia Forestry officials say the outlook for this year isn't looking any better.
Last year there were over 10,000 wildfires throughout the state burning over half a million acres. That's more than 10 times the normal yearly average.
Foresters say that could be the tip of the iceberg.
They say with the state's drought and dry conditions, they are expecting 2008 to be just as bad if not worse.
They are asking everyone to monitor all outdoor burning year round.
A jury convicted a Crisp County man on two counts of child molestation Friday. The jury came back with a guilty verdict for Hermenegildo Virgil Friday.
The holiday season has arrived and Dougherty County leaders want people to be more safe than ever.
Saturday morning, a few extra paws joined runners at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany. Racers and supporters alike showed their passion for supporting veterans this morning.
Troopers with the Georgia state patrol responded to a fatal crash in Coffee County around 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Three people are behind bars in the Dougherty County Jail for their part in a shooting at Albany State University.