Cordele — One GA DOT worker was air lifted to a Macon hospital and two others transported by ambulance to Crisp Regional for injuries sustained in an afternoon collision with a semi truck. Georgia State Patrol Post 30, Crisp County Sheriff's Office, Crisp County Fire and Rescue and Crisp County EMS, as well as the Air Evac Lifeteam responded to the scene of the accident. The driver of the semi, an employee of Frito Lay did not suffer any injuries and was not transported to the hospital. Details surrounding the crash were under investigation and Trooper Posey of the GSP interviewed witnesses at the scene. According to Sheriff Donnie Haralson and Col Billy Hancock, of the CCSO confirmed that the fuel tank for the semi did rupture during the incident spilling diesel all over the highway, posing a possible hazmat issue. The cleanup could take up to two hours which they advise citizens should avoid traveling the north lanes of Highway 300 near Byrds Mill Road.
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Group upset over flag theft
Thursday, April 17, police here responded to a call at Sunnyside Cemetery on Eighth Avenue in reference to flags being stolen from gravesites on the north side of the cemetery.
Pilot reported doing well after emergency landing
A south Georgia pilot was reported to be doing well after having to make an emergency landing in Wilcox County on a Thursday afternoon.
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Planting season shows effects of heavy rains
Crisp County Extension Agent Justin Lanier knows the weather is already playing a major role in this year’s planting season.
Financial statements, ash pond review discussed
General Manager Steve Rentfrow presented a review of the financial statements for the March 2014 period at the Crisp County Power Commission meeting Tuesday.
Search underway locally for missing child
Just before 1 p.m. Wednesday, Cordele and Crisp County law enforcement ended their search at Citi-Trends for an 11-year-old girl who had been last seen at her Spring Street home at 11 p.m. Tuesday.
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Nightclub checks leads to multiple arrests by police
Local authorities conducting an age compliance check Friday and Saturday at two local nightclubs took seven persons into custody on an assortment of charges.
Police respond to disturbances that result in injuries
Violence was involved in four incidents Cordele Police Department officers were recently called to investigate as well as another case that occurred in January.
Fire hydrant flushing will begin Monday
On Monday, April 28, the City of Cordele's Utilities Department will begin flushing fire hydrants from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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