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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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
As rain continues to fall, forecasters are warning of the potential for flash flooding in Georgia.
The National Weather Service today issued a flash food watch for most of north, central, and south Georgia. Heavy rains covered several streets in Albany with water.
We've had nearly five inches of rain in the last five days, and we should see more several inches more for the next two days, which brings concerns of flash flooding.
Water started to cover the road in the 400 block of Flint Avenue about 10:30 this morning. The sewer and storm lines were full because of a blockage.
Albany Public Works General Supervisor George Haggerty said, "The system is backed up here. But what we got to do is go downstream and break loose a lot of the debris that is in the storm lines. And it will free up all of this right now, so we will get the flow going."
Leaves and pine straw that were in the roadway are the likely problem causing the blockage. Crews spent hours in the rain, with lightning flashing in the sky, finding and unblocking drainage issues all over town, trying to stop the flash flooding problems.
Public Works Director Phil Roberson said, "We pumped all the ponds that we can pump down as low as we need to be. We are making sure all of our catch basins and drainage areas are unstopped."
Today lots of drivers not stopping when they saw roadways covered in water, and plowing on through, even when public works officials were trying to stop them. Their next danger concern is the trees, with Wednesday's forecast thunderstorms.
Roberson said, "The ground is starting to get saturated so we are a little bit concerned about high winds on Wednesday causing trees to topple over. Losing power."
Two to four inches of more rain is forecast through Wednesday, as public works crews continue to pump and unclog the drain lines, to keep the water flowing under the streets, not on top.