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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 >>
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 >>
Decatur, GA (WALB) - The parents of a Fitzgerald High School student who died after football practice are calling on the Georgia High School Association to launch an investigation.
The parents of 16-year-old D. J. Searcy say their son's death was the result of negligence on the part of coaches at a high school football camp.
D. J. Collapsed and died while attending football camp in Lake City, Florida August 2nd. His parents say D. J. became ill the night before his death even passed out but he was given no medical attention.
Even after passing out in a bathroom the night before, D. J. Returned to the field the next morning, completed practice, then died 90 minutes after practice ended.
"This is him on Sunday smiling, willing and ready," said his mother, Michelle. "This is him on a picture text from one of his teammates, to his brother with the message: 'Show your mama.' He was unconscious, unresponsive..."
His father, Carlton, is an Army Captain, and says proper precautions in the extreme heat were not taken. "Not having a wet bulb on site, I don't understand that. A wet bulb, a thermometer gauge-- it tells you what the heat index is, your given location. And for us, it's mandatory in training, and it also gives you an idea as to when to downgrade your equipment, or how much practice you should be doing. When to integrate your work/rest cycles. This wasn't done."
The Searcy's lawyer says D. J.'s death was preventable, and they hope the GHSA will fully investigate potential violations of its policies.
Tonight at 11 you'll hear from the Ben Hill County School Superintendent about that school system's heat policy.
Coming soon: raw video from the Searcy's news conference.