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 22, 2008
Albany -- A 10th victim in the sugar refinery explosion near Savannah has died at an Augusta Burn Center. Now, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John Oxendine is looking into toughening the state fire code for industries.
The sugar refinery explosion February Seventh was caused by sugar dust igniting. Commissioner Oxendine said he learned during the investigation that federal authorities with O.H.S.A. and the Chemical Safety Board had known about safety issues at the plant for some time, but had not forced any changes.
Oxendine says he is having his fire marshal's division looking into ways the state fire code can be toughened, to improve workplace safety.
"You would hope that it wouldn't be necessary for us, that the Feds would do it for workplace safety. But because they haven't acted yet, we are looking at taking measures into our own hands," said Oxendine.
Chemical Safety Board Director of Public Affairs Dr. Daniel Horowitz denies their agency knew about any hazards at the Imperial plant beforehand. Horowitz said "We are an investigative agency, certainly never in that plant before or knew the dangers there."
Commissioner Oxendine said any Georgian who suspects fire code problems where they work should call his office, saying he will have someone investigate suspected problems without revealing the caller's name.