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 >>
TIFTON, GA (WALB) - As Fay pushes across Florida, people in South Georgia are getting ready. It's possible that parts of our area will get several inches of rain and that makes for treacherous road conditions.
The Department of Transportation is ready to keep roads accessible to traffic and emergency vehicles.
The Department of Transportation wants to keep storm drains clear, so they don't have flooding on roads. The DOT has been checking trouble spots for the last several days in Turner and Colquitt Counties where storms have made roads impassible before. They want to make sure that doesn't happen this time, so they're making needed changes.
They've also prepared their fleet of vehicles to deal with any problems Tropical Storm Fay may create. Dump trucks, front-end loaders and other vehicles have been gassed up and are sitting at the ready. The DOT's vehicles are equipped to deal with anything that may impede traffic and they want the trucks to be able to handle more than one call for help.
"We've checked our chain saws, we've put our barricades and our signs on our trucks, making sure all our equipment is ready for a situation like this and when we go out we don't have to go out and come right back in we've got enough to handle two or three or four different issues," says Craig Solomon, DOT Spokesman.
They've also told personnel to expect to be called out this weekend to deal with emergencies. The Department of Transportation will continue to be in contact with the state operations center and local government agencies and will respond as needed.
The DOT will monitor roads, the weather, and traffic until Tropical Storm Fay has passed. They encourage drivers to stay off the highways during the storm and to use common sense and not drive through standing water.
County road departments are also keeping up with the storm, clearing drainage ditches along road to prevent ponding problems and grading dirt roads to avoid problems.