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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 >>
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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.
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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 >>
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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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Georgia Traffic Enforcement says Super Bowl Sunday is one of the year's most dangerous on the state's highways due to drunk or impaired drivers.
And that is this Sunday. The Georgia State Patrol and other South Georgia law enforcement agencies will have beefed up patrols on the roads during and after the Super Bowl targeting drunk drivers.
Dougherty County HEAT units will be part of a state wide crackdown force targeting drunk or impaired drivers leaving Super Bowl Parties.
"The most dangerous time is from midnight to six in the morning," DCP Lt. Thomas Jackson said.
On Super Bowl Sunday 2007 48 percent of traffic deaths involved drunk drivers, as compared to 32 percent the rest of the year. And HEAT officers worry this year could be worse.
"I know a lot of people are going to be hosting Super Bowl parties, and with the economy being like it is these parties may even be larger than they have been in the years previous," Jackson said.
Officers remind party hosts that they can be held liable and even prosecuted if someone you served alcohol to is involved in a crash.
"Get people's keys from them. Desiginate a driver, have cab numbers readily available. And if you see someone getting ready to leave your house intoxicated you need to stop them," Jackson said.
Law enforcement wants to warn you ahead of time to plan ahead, and don't get behind the wheel if you have been drinking Super Bowl Sunday. There will be extra patrols on the road targeting drunk drivers, and Officers say you will go to jail if you are caught.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that young men ages 21 to 34 are the most likely to drive impaired on Super Bowl Sunday, and also the least likely to wear their safety belts, which could be a deadly combination.