Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 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 >>
May 15, 2008
Albany -- Beneath the smoke filled skies of central Florida, warm, dry conditions have given way to wildfires. What appears to be the work of arsonists, the fires have spread to several counties and consumed thousands of acres of land.
South Georgia has not witnessed wide spread wildfires this year - but forestry officials say there is still a threat.
"They (conditions) are not quite as bad as they were last year. But if we don't get some adequate rainfall very shortly, we're going to be right back like we were," said Dougherty County Chief Ranger Deanna Pietras.
Just last year, over 100,000 acres of land was scorched by fast spreading Georgia wildfires. This was during a time that witnessed little to no significant rainfall - and is a situation much of south Georgia is currently facing today.
"As you can tell, vegetation is already drying out. And our fires have started to increase on a daily basis," says Pietras.
So far, rainfall totals for the month of May are well below an inch in several locations. And with warm, dry weather now upon us - adequate rainfall is a must.
Pietras says, "It's getting very critical right now. And we've been missing the last few rains that have coming through in this area. We're really in a deficit right now."
Forestry officials urge anyone planning to burn to contact them about conditions and getting a permit before doing so.
For more information on dry conditions and burning permits, click on the link below.