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The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
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Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
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A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
ARABI, GA (WALB) – A Crisp County veterinarian is facing drug charges after authorities discovered a marijuana grow operation inside his home and business.
Last week the Crisp County Sheriffs Office, GBI, and Mid-South Narcotics Task Force raided the home of 51-year-old Roger Wilkie at 4245 Bedgood Avenue.
Agents found 80 plants growing in multiple rooms. In a press release, agents said the grow operation was setup to produce pounds of various species of marijuana. Major Jeff Youngblood of the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force said plants are capable of producing what is referred to as buds which are then sold at a value of approximately $4000 to $5000 per pound.
CO2 systems, fertilizers, containers, filtrations systems and other items used in the manufacturing process were also seized.
In a separate raid on Companion Care Animal Hospital, agents found 20 pot plants growing inside Wilkie's veterinarian's office.
Wilkie and 32-year-old Brandon Nutt of Cordele are charged with possession and manufacturing marijuana. They are out of jail on bond