Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Monday, August 22, 2016:
- COLQUITT, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – On Thursday, August 18, 2016, the Pataula Drug Task Force concluded a six-month investigation into the sale of illegal narcotics, in Colquitt, Miller County, Georgia. The operation culminated in the Pataula Drug Task force obtaining arrest warrants for 13 suspects.
- BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – A suggestion to name the press box at Centennial Field after long time sports editor Joe Crine was declined by the Decatur County Board of Education.
- ASHBURN, GA (WALB) – Multiple law enforcement agencies investigated a shooting, following a police chase in Ashburn Saturday night. An Ashburn man shot himself after crashing his car getting away from police.
- DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) – A five-year-old Dougherty County boy is scheduled to be transferred to the pediatric trauma hospital in Macon after overdosing on sleeping pills Saturday afternoon.
- ALBANY, GA (ALBANY HERALD) — A Rhesus macaque has been doing quite a bit of traveling in Southwest Georgia, say officials with the Department of Natural Resources who are trying to track down the small primate.
- COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – One man was arrested after he tried to steal beer from a gas station on Victory Drive early Sunday morning.
- BLOUNTSTOWN, Fla. (WCTV) — A dozen people in North Florida have been charged in connection with a drug ring, authorities say.
As always, you can hear these news stories and more on the Sack Lunch Show, weekdays from 10 – Noon.