March 19, 2008
Camilla-- Eagle, the K-9 officer for the Southwest Georgia Drug Task Force is facing a death sentence.
Mitchell County commissioners voted to have the aggressive dog euthanized for liability reasons. Eagle's handler, no longer with the Drug Task Force, wants to take the dog with him.
Grady County Sheriff Harry Young, whose jurisdiction the drug task force also serves, says Eagle has not only been a dependable officer- but is a very valuable dog.
"He's already trained. Of course he's a very aggressive dog and that's why the trainer who's with him should stay with him," Young said.
Eagle's handler, John Uppole, says he's agreed to sign an agreement to accept all liability if they'll let him have the dog.
Summer is in full swing, and that means afternoon showers and thunderstorms, capable of producing deadly lightning strikes.
Albany city commissioner Bobby Coleman officially announced his candidacy for re-election.
Neighbors are overwhelmingly pleased after city leaders voted to deny the rezoning of the 2400 block of Whispering Pines Circle.
The Tifton Police Department confirms that a body was found at a home at the corner of 5th Street and Central Avenue.
We are entering the warmest time of the year here in Southwest Georgia, which happens to also be the beginning of the school year.