2017-12-27 / Front Page

Two year-old drowns

The News sadly learned Friday of the Dec. 21 death of a 23 month-old girl on Weaver Street in Blakely.

Information is limited, but according to reports, Kaylen Smith was in the care of her mother’s boyfriend when she was found unresponsive in a bathtub.

Investigation into the death is being conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Sleeping drug bust

A Tifton man was arrested on drug charges Wednesday night after he was found asleep at the wheel of his work truck on Southside Drive.

An off duty Sheriff’s investigator was alerted to a truck with the engine running. The driver was seen sleeping, unconscious or dead.

William Massey II of Tifton was arrested, charged and booked into the Early County Jail when the responding officer recovered methamphetamine, methadone pills, and marijuana from the truck.

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