Morning News Briefs for 5-1-17

| May 1, 2017

The number one cause of home fires and home injuries is unattended cooking, according to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA). Valdosta Fire Chief Freddie Broome urges all community members to pay attention while cooking in the kitchen and to remind family members to do the same. At the time of this release within seven days firefighters responded to three structure fires, caused by unattended cooking. All three fires occurred in homes that did not have a smoke detector installed or one that was not working properly. The fires resulted in approximately $50,000 worth of damage and at least one transport to the hospital for smoke-related illness. Fire Chief Freddie Broome encourages family members to take some time to discuss cooking safety with each other.

The Mourning continues in Clay County with the announcement of the death of 25 year old Army Ranger 1st Lieutenant Weston Lee. He was killed in Iraq when an explosive device detonated while he was on patrol.

Auto break-ins continue to plague residents in some areas of Thomasville. Multiple reports came in to the police department over the weekend. One incident happened in the downtown area as a reported crowd of 25 thousand enjoyed the 96th Annual Rose Show and Parade.

Gubernatorial candidate Casey Cagle has pledged the creation of 500 thousand Georgia jobs within four years if voters select him as the next Governor of the state. The three-term lieutenant governor is among a group of candidates that includes Secretary of State Brian Kemp, state Senator Hunter Hill of Smyrna, and House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams.

Anti-Trump and Pro-Trump protests face-off in downtown Valdosta
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