Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 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 >>
SYLVESTER, GA -
Sandra Wells got a call that no business owner ever wants to hear.
"I received a call about 9:30 stating that the top of my center was on fire and quite naturally I did panic a little bit, said daycare director Sandra Wells.
Thankfully Wells' business wasn't on fire but the house behind it was.
"You can see how it could be mistaken my place was on fire," said Wells.
The owner of the house, 83-year-old Virginia Coker, wasn't at home at the time of the fire but four other people were in the house. They all made it out safe.
Flames barely missed a nearby tree and utility pole. To make matters even worse, the power line is wrapped around the tree.
"We called Water, Gas, and light and they got there on time to shut off power and other services to this house before further damage could be done," said Sylvester Fire Chief Jody Yarbrough.
Wells said she is thankful that the fire station is so close to her business.
She is grateful that her business is ok although she feared for the worse.
"I was like oh my! My hart just started pounding. I said Oh God, please don't let my daycare be burned down we just got started," said Wells.
The cause of this fire is still under investigation, but we do know it started in the back of the house.
If you want to help Virginia Coker, you can call the Sylvester Fire Department or the Red Cross here in Albany.