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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 >>
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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.
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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 >>
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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 >>
MONTEZUMA (WALB) – National Weather Service officials confirmed a tornado did touch down Saturday in Macon County.
It destroyed one home and caused damaged to other property, but thankfully no one was killed or hurt.
One of the hardest hit parts of the county was on Highway 49 near Montezuma. A family was left homeless after the twister crumbled the concrete walls leaving only the frame standing.
"National Weather Service issued a warning at 3:28 and shortly after we had a touchdown," said Macon County EMA Director John Turner.
He says the tornado's path moved along Highway 49 and Highway 224 causing damage to several homes, uprooting trees, tearing down barns and taking down power lines.
"On Mennonite School Road, there were 3 poultry houses that were totally destroyed," he said.
NWS officials confirmed what many residents thought they saw - a funnel cloud on the ground.
"They determined it was an F-1 tornado with winds of 110 miles per hour," said Turner.
But the loss here is only to property. No lives were lost. No one was hurt.
"We have outdoor warning sirens. We have 9 and they were activated as soon as the weather service issued the warning," said Turner.
In the wake of one of the deadliest years for tornadoes on record, it is the silver lining in this storm that the sirens likely saved lives.
"Some of them that lived on 49, north of Montezuma, did hear the sirens and that's probably what saved their lives," said Turner.