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 >>
October 17, 2002
Albany- Florida paramedic Joe McCluan hopes his strong words will make teens think twice.
Homecoming at Deerfield Windsor High School is a night of fun and tradition. But, it's also a time when some teens drink, and it can be a deadly combination.
Thursday, Deerfield Windsor seniors got a wake up call. Paramedic Joe McCluan has been at the scene of many gruesome car crashes. "How about you help me out," he asked a student. "What's coming out of this dude's head? His brains. Had this guy had his seat belt on, he would have been held in place."
"It gives them a reality check," said McCluan. "They are not invincible."
And he shared some shocking pictures of people killed in wrecks involving drugs and alcohol. "Every one is real, every picture drugs and alcohol played a part, every picture a car crash and person involved didn't have seat belt on, what every picture shares in common, every person you saw up there is dead."
McCluan has taught this course to more than 25,000 students, and he doesn't leave much to the imagination. "Jake made a decision to drink, Jake made a decision to drive."
Here, McCluan gave a play by play of a head on collision. "Jake's face impacted a windshield, face first, at 45 miles per hour-- rip, tear, and lacerate. He comes up and out of glass, its like a thousand razor blades ripping his face."
It's a new approach to the standard "Don't drink, Don't drive", and teens say it makes them think. "I think it will but maybe not just me other people who want to drink and drive it will stop them more."
Paramedic Joe McCluan works with Florida Safe Incorporated, teaching students about the realities of drunk driving.