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 >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
February 4, 2008
Lee County - For the third time in a week, someone is killed in South Georgia because of a car parked in or near a road. Monday afternoon, a Lee County man parked his car in the eastbound lane of Forrester Parkway. Another car came along and rear-ended 44-year old Eddie James Nickens, killing him.
Investigators are still trying to put together exactly why this Buick was stopped and parked in the middle of Forrester Parkway just after lunch this afternoon. "There was two vehicles traveling on Forrester Parkway. One was evidentially stopped in the road," said Coroner Ronald Crowe.
A car, driven by 27-year old Josh Landon Boutwell of Leesburg came around a curve between Lover's Lane and Graves Springs Road and before he could stop, plowed into the back of the Buick, killing 44-year old Eddie James Nickens, also of Leesburg. Crowe said, "He said he looked up, stated he saw the car stopped and they collided."
Boutwell is okay, but was taken to the Lee County Jail because he was driving with a suspended license. Troopers say he will not be charged in the wreck because Nickens was improperly parked in the roadway.
Crowe says Forrester Parkway can be a dangerous road with it's many curves, but hopes to not have to respond to another fatal crash here again. "It's a pretty busy road so they need to be careful and especially on these curves, slow down."
And buckle up. Troopers say Nickens was not wearing his seatbelt. Troopers say they don't know why Nickens was parked in the middle of the road.
Last Tuesday, two women were killed on the Liberty Expressway in Albany in separate wrecks. 57-year old Linda Salstrom was parked beside the busy highway and apparently stepped into traffic. Later that day, 21-year old Alisha Gambrell was killed when the pickup truck she was riding in slammed into a tractor trailer that was parked in the emergency lane.