Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
February 16, 2008
Telfair County -- The peace from the Ocmulgee River at Boney Ferry Landing has been long awaited by search crews that were tied to this bank for weeks.
"D.N.R., the sheriff's office in Telfair County, my department and other rescue agencies from surrounding counties; we have maintained a vigil for 14 days. And we are just glad we found him when we did and are just glad to bring it to a close," said Ben Hill County Sheriff, Bobby McLamore.
Sheriff McLamore discovered Thomas Spell's body about a half mile away from where about two-weeks ago the submerged vehicle he was believed to be in was found.
"On the way back up, I noticed a camouflage jacket over next to a limb. We pulled over to where it was, and it was Thomas Spell's," said McLamore.
Many believed this discovery would never happen. "Speculations have been mostly just rumors. And of course we checked out as many as we could," said McLamore.
And the condition of Thomas Spell's body also dispel any theories of foul play. "We didn't see anything to indicate it was anything other than an accidental drowning. The body has been taken to a crime lab. So a medical examiner could do an autopsy," said McLamore.
"It's an unfortunate accident. Our hearts and our prayers go out to the family. And we are just glad that we could bring closure to this event."
And now the Spell family can begin to take the steps to properly grieve instead of wonder about the loss of their family member.
It was Ben Hill Sheriff Bobby McLemore and C.ID Investigator Captain Jacob Longoria who found Thomas Spell's body at about 10:00 AM morning.