January 24, 2008
Terrell County -- A warning to farmers in Terrell and surrounding counties: check your irrigation system.
The Terrell County Sheriff's office is questioning four men they say have been stripping copper wire from at least one irrigation system in Terrell County.
Sheriff John Bowens fears other farmers may also be a victim and may not know it because they haven't been in their fields recently.
"We're just asking all farmers to please check their irrigation systems and if anyone has a problem with them to give us a call," Bowens said.
Acting on a tip Bowens received, he called Dougherty County investigators Thursday morning who met a car at Southeastern Aluminum Recycling in Albany.
Four men were taken into custody and are at the sheriff's office now.
More than a thousand feet of copper wire was seized from their car that was stripped from irrigation systems. Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=TerrellCopperWire-JW
A family's home went up in flames in the pre-dawn hours Thursday on the west side of Sylvester.
A diesel spill near Hall Road and Highway 319 has prompted an evacuation at a Thomas County elementary school.
Dozens of homes around the Tyson Foods chicken plant on Industrial Park Blvd have been evacuated after a chemical fire at the plant began around 10 Wednesday night.
One person is hospitalized after a crash sent a car overturning several times in Albany. It happened around 2:30 Thursday morning at Dennis Homes off Newton Road.
Students at Garrison Pilcher Elementary School had a powerful facetime chat with one of their classmates for the first time since she started treatment for leukemia in Atlanta.