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Three Albany men, charged with beating a man in a bar parking lot so viciously they fractured his skull. are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their trial. After three hours of deliberationMore >>
A guilty verdict after three hours of deliberation, as three Albany men are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their aggravated assault trial.More >>
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Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
ATKINSON COUNTY, GA (WALB) -
The odor of marijuana was in the air as Governor's Task Force agents flew helicopters over a trailer on Antioch Church Road in Atkinson County and found 896 marijuana plants.
The Street value is worth almost $2 million.
"During their flight pattern they came across this property and spotted a few marijuana plants. A few marijuana plants turned in to a few more marijuana plants and eventually it turned into a very large operation," said Atkinson County Sheriff David Moore.
Officials took us deep into the woods where the plants were found. Along with plants, hundreds of flowering buckets were collected.
Sheriff more says this is one of the more elaborate operations he's seen because these are clone plants, which means they don't produce seeds.
"A clone plant does provide a superior plant," Sheriff Moore.
Although no one was arrested Tuesday afternoon, Coffee County Officials know the man they are looking for.
"We're not giving a name out, but he's definitely originally from Coffee County," said Coffee Sheriff Jerry Pope.
Sheriff Moore is happy these plants won't hit the streets, in what is one of the biggest drug busts in Atkinson County history.
"I know one place where we seized just as many plants, but this is the most elaborate operation we've encountered," said Sheriff Moore.
Now the search is on for the owner of these plants.
The Task Force says this was the largest haul of marijuana in South Georgia so far this year.