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.
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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 >>
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - When Thomasville city officials brought cadaver dogs into their historic cemeteries earlier this year, they weren't sure what they would find. "Now that we have the ground penetrating radar, we're able to find people buried there who have long since been forgotten. Families have gone on. Generations have moved on. They've passed on and it's as if that person's been forgotten," said Omega Mapping Services Owner Len Strozier.
It did not take long for the city to realize they had multiple unmarked graves so they brought in Omega Mapping Services. "We're looking to determine where the unmarked graves are so we can accurately get a map and record this area for peoples who are interested in genealogy, but certainly for the city of Thomasville from a historical perspective," said Senior Assistant City Manager Kha McDonald.
Over the last two weeks more than 800 unmarked graves were discovered in the Old and Flipper Cemeteries. "Not only are we drawing renderings of what we see on the surface, but we're in the process of doing a ground penetrating radar scan," said Strozier.
Strozier says some of the unmarked graves discovered at the Old Cemetery in Thomasville date back to as early as the mid to late 1700's.
City officials say these discoveries are great for both locals and potential visitors. "You can see names, familiar names out here that you'll see on streets and on historic houses so it gives you a very good indication of where our history began and where our founding fathers are currently resting," said McDonald.
Strozier says he's working on matching a name to each grave and plans to put together a complete roster of his findings.
Omega Mapping Services has located 267 unmarked graves in the Old Cemetery and 554 in the Flipper Cemetery, which still has 25 percent of it's grounds to be surveyed.