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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 >>
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) -
This is what 33-year old Kandi Williams' Isuzu Rodeo looks like Monday after it flipped several times Sunday on Georgia Highway Three.
Officials say around 9 a.m. Williams lost control of the car while coming out of a turn near Rook Road.
Williams was transported to Archbold Memorial Hospital, but the passenger 28-year-old Shantrelle Reddick was ejected from the car and died on the scene.
"In 19 years in working in law enforcement I have seen more people killed, more people seriously injured by being ejected or flying around inside the vehicle because they weren't buckled in a crash, then I have anybody being buckled," said Captain Steve Jones.
Investigators say Reddick was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
"I always get the one person who says well my friend the state trooper said if they had been buckled up in this wreck they'd be dead. I have never worked that wreck," said Jones.
Officials say with the potential for heavy rain in the immediate forecast all drivers need to use extreme caution.
"Since we haven't had rain in quite some time, the asphalt hasn't been washed off. The oil seems to rise to the top and it makes it very slippery. So we just caution people to slow down when we do get some rain in here tonight or tomorrow," said Jones.
And officials say drivers need to be on alert and slow down while doing their holiday shopping.
"I see so many times people rushing for that front row parking spot. Walk a little bit. It's good for us. But like I said, I can't stress it enough, slow down, be patient, and let's be courteous to each other," said Jones.
Investigators say no charges have been filed, but the crash is still under investigation.