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 >>
DAWSON, GA (WALB) -
Four-year-old Martez Simmons was back home safe Friday in Dawson. But Thursday, instead of being in class at Lillie Cooper Elementary, he spent the day alone on a school bus.
When asked if he liked riding the bus, Martez said, "Not anymore because I was locked on the bus."
The pre-k student said he fell asleep on the bus and when he woke up he said, "I didn't see no more kids."
"It's just disturbing to me because we were never notified by the school or the bus driver that he was left on the bus all day," said Four-year-old Martez Simmons.
She checked with her son's school and learned he was marked absent. She said the driver parked the bus at his home and found Martez around 11 o'clock and took him to school. But she's not sure how that's how it happened.
"That's not the case at all. Because the person who takes the roll for the school said he was marked absent," she said.
"I was thirsty and had to use the bathroom," said Martez, who admitted to yelling and kicking in an effort to try and get someone's attention.
We reached out to the Terrell County School System for comment. They would only tell us the matter is under investigation and that the driver is on leave pending its outcome.
Cortney says that's exactly what the school system told her. But she says getting answers hasn't been easy all while thinking of possible worst case scenarios. She said, "It just hurts to think what if something might have happened."
Luckily Martez is just fine but doesn't want to get back on a school bus anytime soon.
Ms. Simmons says she doesn't want to see anyone lose their job over this but hopes the school system will beef up measures to ensure that all kids are off the bus when the driver makes a final stop.
Terrell School officials tell us the children's safety is their top priority.
No word on when the investigation will be complete.