Morning News Briefs for 7-20-16

| July 20, 2016
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Thomasville resident Will Poole has been arrested and the charges against him involve child pornography and the exchange of sexually explicit pictures with minors. Though suffering from a debilitating disease that affects part of his brain investigators cite the fact that they believe that Poole knew exactly what he was engaged in.

The search is on for the person or persons responsible for dumping containers with chemicals still inside them at a Thomasville recycling center. it was a smoking dumpster that caught the attention of staffers and they notified the fire department. Officials say that 12-55 gallon drums were left at the recycling center and some of them still contained the chemicals.

Health officials in Tift County are calling on parents and guardians to get prospective school students vaccinated before going back to school. Coming up this Friday an event is planned featuring a host of health services providers. It takes place at the Tift County Health Department starting at 9 a.m.

The company seeking to lay a pipeline through parts of Alabama,South Georgia and North Florida has been given permission by the Suwannee River Water Management District to lay the pipeline in an area encompassing 17 acres of conservation easement property. Sabal Trail Transmission Company filed an eminent domain lawsuit against the Water management District after negotiations failed.
Local School Start Dates
Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Lowndes and other South Georgia counties
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