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A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
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The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life. Now the family of Barbara Bass is speakingMore >>
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:38 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:38:36 GMT
Dougherty County Police Officer issues seat belt citation
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe. Police saidMore >>
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe.More >>
LAKELAND, GA (WALB) - Drug agents raided a home in Lanier County and confiscated cash, powder cocaine, and crack.
Investigators say crack is the most common drug in the county and it leads to many other crime problems.
When agents approached a Lakeland home Tuesday afternoon, the suspected drug dealer ran inside and locked the door.
Agents had to force their way inside.
The most prevalent drug in Lanier County is crack.
"They buy powder cocaine in small quantities and they're able to cut that with cutting agents to cook it which there goes the cracking sound but it nets them more for they're investment," said Lanier County Major Larry Singletary.
Dealers cut it in half and add baking soda and baby laxative
Sheriff Nick Norton says a kilo of cocaine that costs about $30,000 can be turned into at least $172,000 worth of product.
Tuesday the Lanier County narcotics unit with the assistance of state k-9s and the South Georgia Drug Task Force raided an East MLK Drive home. They seized crack, cocaine, marijuana baggies, scales about a thousand dollars in cash and a Chevy Tahoe. 31-year old Bobby Henry Junior was arrested.
"The drug problem in Lanier County is pretty much what you see across the south," said Maj. Singletary. Just when we think we have a handle on it we see something new popping up."
"I don't think drugs will ever stop because it's all over the world, the United States," said Patrick Thomas of Lakeland.
"It doesn't take but for one step for a child to get hooked on it," said Carolyn Dampier.
Maj. Singletary says they rely on informants, tips from citizens, and undercover operations to fight the drug battle, a constant battle law enforcers promise to continue to fighting.
Bobby Henry, Jr. is charged with selling a controlled substance and possession of cocaine and marijuana with intent to distribute.
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