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The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
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Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
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A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
Albany Dougherty Drug Unit Agents break up a marijuana operation, and seize more than one hundred thousand dollars worth of plants and pot.
Agents caught the growers coming out of the woods on Newton Road about 11:30 Monday, after they had harvested more than nine pounds off their plants.
There were 15 seven or eight foot tall marijuana plants that agents found growing in the woods in the 5400 block of Newton Road. Agents had gotten a tip about the operation, and stopped 51-year-old Edward Conner and 29-year-old Levi Leeson as they drove out of the woods.
In the back of their truck, a garbage bag full of marijuana they had just trimmed off their plants.
Inside Conner's home in South Dougherty County agents found more marijuana plants and product ready to sell, plant food and seeds they had ordered over the Internet, even what is called a marijuana grower's bible.
Something drug agents had never seen before they found in a freezer at Conner's home, drink containers with marijuana plants in water frozen.
They will send those off to the crime lab for more study.
Conner and Leeson are being held in the Dougherty County jail.