Wednesday, June 19 2013 5:05 PM EDT2013-06-19 21:05:10 GMT
Mug shot of the suspect, Benny James Johnson III
The search continues tonight for a man accused of trying to rob a Cordele motel. Police say 24-year-old Benny James Johnson the third jumped over the counter of the Ashburn Inn on East 16-th Avenue JuneMore >>
The search continues tonight for a man accused of trying to rob a Cordele motel. Police say 24-year-old Benny James Johnson the third jumped over the counter of the Ashburn Inn on East 16-th Avenue June 13th when no one was at the counter then ran away when an employee walked in on him trying to get money from the cash register.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 4:48 PM EDT2013-06-19 20:48:53 GMT
Do you have a taste for some good ole' south Georgia watermelon? You might have to wait a little bit. Farmers are running about three weeks behind after some crazy spring weather made this one of theirMore >>
Do you have a taste for some good ole' south Georgia watermelon? You might have to wait a little bit.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 4:32 PM EDT2013-06-19 20:32:15 GMT
South Georgia Medical Center is recognized as the number one spine surgery center in the state. Wednesday health officials gathered at the Valdosta hospital for a ceremony to celebrate the recognitionMore >>
South Georgia Medical Center is recognized as the number one spine surgery center in the state. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:46 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:46:09 GMT
A Colquitt County grand jury has indicted two men in a deadly drive by shooting. 23-year-old Derek Rushing and 24-year-old Antonio Williams are charged in the March 5th shooting in which four peopleMore >>
23-year-old Derek Rushing and 24-year-old Antonio Williams are charged in the March 5th shooting in which four people were struck while standing outside a 2nd Street Northwest home. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:26 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:26:33 GMT
We are learning new details about the man who was rescued Tuesday in Ocilla after he became trapped a top of a grain elevator. 36-year-old John Collins of Fitzgerald was repairing a motor one hundredMore >>
36-year-old John Collins of Fitzgerald was repairing a motor one hundred feet a top the grain elevator at Irwinville Peanut when his arm got pinned in the machinery. More >>
Clinch County investigators arrest four people for stealing jewelry from a home. One of the suspects is victim's son.
Investigators say the attraction of easy money from gold led him to break into his own mother's house.
Investigators say Chad Tiner broke into his mother's house in Clinch County along with three others and stole thousands of dollars in gold jewelry. While investigators say their biggest problem is scrap metal thefts, they say gold is easy money.
Jewelry appraisers like Ron Carter keep an eye on the market.
"Gold in the last year has climbed astronomically," said Ron Carter.
The price fluctuates each day.
"They're talking it could go up as much as 25-hundred dollars an ounce by Christmas," said Carter.
He says it's all tied to the economy.
"Back in the eighties everyone was holding out for gold to hit a thousand dollars an ounce," said Carter. "It never made it and a lot of people lost their shirts."
He says in the last year it's really shot up. It was going for more than $1,800 this morning. He says a lot of customers are turning to metals like silver and titanium.
"A lot of people can't afford gold at the price it is at and they want jewelry so they're going to alternate metals," said Carter.
But even with gold reaching unprecedented value, there's no guarantee the market will stay as good as it is. And if you're pawning stolen jewelry, you might get caught like these suspected burglars did.
Troy Whittle, Chad Tiner, Ashley McMillian, and Justina Bolick all from Brunswick are charged with burglary in that case.