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My Teacher is Tops: Lindsey Brown

My Teacher is Tops: Lindsey Brown

Lindsey Brown teaches social studies and science at Twiggs County Middle School.

Her students say she makes school work fun, but sill focuses on getting them ready for the CRCT test.

They say she wants them to love social studies and science as much as she does.

Charles Taylor wrote the letter nominating Ms. Brown, but wasn't in class on the day we visited.

Free McDonald's coffee for two weeks

Free McDonald's coffee for two weeks

If you like to start your morning off with a cup of coffee, you can get one for free for the next couple of weeks.

McDonald's is offering customers nationwide a free small cup of McCafe coffee for two weeks.

The promotion starts today at participating locations.

Customers can only get the free coffee during regular breakfast hours.
The offer from McDonald's comes as fast food competitor Taco Bell rolled out its first breakfast menu last week.

Operation Wrong Exit results in confiscations

7 pounds, 3 ounces and between seven and eight thousand dollars worth of illegal drugs.

That's how much Twiggs County confiscated in 24 hours last weekend during Operation Wrong Exit.

Operation Wrong Exit was a DUI and license checkpoint that involved 10 other law enforcement agencies. They set up annually right around Saint Patrick's Day.

It has a sign that leads drivers to believe police are actually an exit ahead.

So many cars would get off the highway early, only to find law enforcement waiting.

Officers made 134 arrests, 19 of which were people wanted by the state for crimes ranging from violating probation to burglary.

Operation Wrong Exit findings expected Thursday

They found guns, drugs, drunk drivers and fugitives during a traffic detail over the weekend on Interstate 16 in Twiggs County.

Deputy Chief Billy Boney told 13WMAZ Wednesday they'll be announcing and displaying what authorities found during the traffic stop dubbed "Operation Wrong Exit."

Read more about Operation Wrong Exit here.

13WMAZ will cover Thursday's news conference. Check back for more details.

Robins Union election redo Tuesday

Robins Union election redo Tuesday

Members of the union that represents several thousand Robins employees can return to the ballot box Tuesday.

The national office said the local AFGE 987 needs to redo their November election, because of some ballots found in a trash can.

Robbie Tidwell won the November election, ousting nine-year-president Tom Scott.

About 900 union members voted, putting-in a clean slate of officers. No one from Scott's ticket was reelected.

Escaped inmate may be break-in suspect

A Tattnall County jail escapee may have struck again.

Chad Everette Dasher is believed to be the suspect of a home break-in on Saturday, according to the Twiggs County Sheriff's Office.

Dasher escaped on Jan. 24 and was believed to be in Twiggs County. Authorities thought he left the area, but now they believe he's back.

A vehicle Dasher allegedly stole from Long County was found Saturday in the 4000 block of Highway 96 in Twiggs County making authorities believe he's still in central Georgia.

A home in that block was broken into and several items, including two different shotguns, a handgun and a television were taken.

Authorities also believe Dasher took the family's gray, 1986 Volvo DL with the Georgia Tag, BFZ 4594.

Anyone who comes in contact with Dasher should call 911 and use extreme caution.

Truck overturns on I-16 in Twiggs

Interstate 16 in Twiggs County is clear again after a truck wreck Friday morning.

Twiggs County dispatchers said it happened around 8 a.m. on I-16 west., near exit 24. That's the Highway 96 exit near Jeffersonville.

The tractor-trailer truck reportedly tipped on the left-hand side, on the median strip.

Chief Deputy Billy Boney said Friday morning's rain and mist probably contributed to the accident.

He said the driver suffered minor injuries and was treated on the scene.

The truck was removed before 10 a.m.