Southwest Georgia News Roundup: Sonny Smart talks son Kirby’s opportunity

Kirby Smart said all the right things Monday.

Sitting in the front row, soaking it all in was Kirby’s father, former Bainbridge High coach Sonny Smart. who says it’s no surprise his son has made a name for himself in the coaching realm

“I had a lot of good athletes that could play, but they really didn’t know everything that was going on,” he says. “Kirby always did. He knew exactly what was happening, a lot of time could predict better than I could what was coming next. He had a gift there, and I think that showed.”

Sonny Smart coached Bainbridge from 1988-1994, and led the Bearcats to the state semifinals in 1993.

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Police chase ends with drug, traffic charges

A Thursday night police chase that started in Norman Park and ended in Moultrie resulted in police finding suspected methamphetamine and charging a Douglas woman with numerous traffic violations.

A Norman Park Police Department officer tried to stop a Chevrolet Suburban at about 10:45 p.m. after noticing its driver’s side brake and tail lights were not working. As he tried to catch up with the car, the driver made a sharp turn onto West Weeks Street and another onto Short Street before running two stop signs, turning onto U.S. 319 and heading toward Moultrie, police said.

Read More at Albany Herald

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