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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.
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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 >>
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - Another case of E-Coli is confirmed in Moultrie, bringing the total to two, while health officials await test results on a dozen more suspected cases.
It's caused District Health officials to expand their investigation in a search for the common threat in the cluster of cases.
They're now re-questioning some of those with symptoms and checking with other south Georgia hospitals and local doctors in an effort to pinpoint a cause.
What's sent more than a dozen people to Colquitt Regional Medical Center with E-coli type symptoms? At first, ground beef was suspected, but now, health officials aren't so sure.
"Sometimes the source has been from ground beef, but in this particular situation we absolutely do not know the source at this point in time," said District Deputy Health Director Brenda Greene.
That's why they're expanding their investigation, with two confirmed cases, and a 15-year-old girl at Children's Hospital of Atlanta with severe symptoms.
"The thing we know is that these individuals have had diarrhea which is the initial symptom that they have presented themselves to seek medical care for," said Greene.
Colquitt Regional discovered they saw the largest number of people with symptoms on the 19th and 20th, but had another case this weekend. Now they're urging everyone to cooked meat thoroughly and stressing hand washing.
"And then making sure when we're doing other food preparation making sure we're taking safety precautions and not cross contaminating our raw vegetables with any uncooked meats or that type of thing," Greene said.
They'll also check with other hospitals and doctors to determine if cases exist outside of Moultrie and plan to check several restaurants and ask about swimming habits.
"We even ask them things like have they been swimming lately and where have they been swimming because there are certain diarrhea like illnesses you can get with the water."
Health officials say they may never find a link between the cases and hope future test results might tell them something more.
A letter will be sent to Moultrie area physicians alerting them of the situation and urging them to conduct E-coli testing if the slightest symptoms occur.