Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
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 >>
DECATUR COUNTY, GA (WALB) -
Dena Chandler says she and her cat Tinker Bell were trying to go to sleep around 2 a.m. Friday.
"I just kept smelling smoke and I have a fire place in there so I was just thinking it was from there and I rolled over and the whole room, the walls, was blazed up and the ceiling. I could not see anything it was so smoky."
Chandler says she fractured her arm about a month ago, but was able to make it outside. That was when she realized Tinker Bell was still inside.
"So I said I gotta get him, so I felt my way back in, went in the bedroom and by the time I got him, there was pieces of ceiling dropping on the bed and it burnt his paws up bad and I had to take him to Dr. Bailey. He's in a lot of pain, but I'm glad that I saved him."
Investigators determined the fire started in the chimney.
"They thought it was faulty wiring, but it wasn't. The fire inspector went back and it was actually the chimney. The brick blowed it got so hot," said Chandler.
Chandler says with just a week until Christmas, she doesn't know how she'll be able to celebrate.
"I don't have anything. I mean it's Christmas time and I have a two year old boy Dillon and I don't have any presents. I don't have any money to buy none. But I did have 78 cents and they were ringing the bell at Salvation Army and I put that in there. So that was my last 78 cents."
And she says her living arrangements are still up in the air. "You know I'll stay with a friend this day and that day and a lot of them have one bedroom apartments and a lot of times the landlord won't let you stay with them. Like tonight, I do not know where I'm going to stay and I'm worried about it."
It took the six responding fire trucks about three hours to put out the fire.
If you would like to help Dena, you can call 229-254-4987.