Worth News Friday

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A domestic dispute Thursday in Poulan takes an awkward turn; a 4-vehicle wreck in Sylvester sends three people to the hospital during lunch hour Friday;  and WCHS celebrated the annual Tractor Day today; this and more including public notices below:

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Four Vehicle Wreck

Worth and Sylvester emergency units were on scene just after 12:30 P.M. Friday after a crash incident involving four vehicles was reported at Hwy 82/Franklin Street and Hwy 313/Monroe Street.

Sylvester Police Officer Melanie Rodriquez said Friday night the incident remains under investigation and names are not yet released by SPD. Three persons (1 female and two males) were transported by EMS but Officer Rodriquez reports injuries appear to be non life threatening.

A black pick-up involved received the least damage of the four vehicles involved. A small white pick-up appeared to have extensive rear-end damage; the white 2008 Cadillac SRX received damage on the front and rear of the vehicle while the Ford Expedition overturned on its passenger side as a result of the wreck.

Upon the conclusion of the investigation there may be charges against the responsible party Rodriquez reports but adds “As of now there are no charges  against anybody.”

A child was involved but the officer confirms the child was not transported to the hospital. Click for Update.  See photos below:



Temper, Temper

James Pullen of Poulan was driving his Buick Thursday afternoon on Ford Street near his residence when an argument with his girlfriend over the phone apparently escalated. Witnesses told Poulan Police Pullen ‘skid his tires’ right in front of his home and traveled east on Ford Street before turning around and driving back towards his driveway. Poulan Police Chief Larry Whisenant pointed out there were no signs of breaking as Pullen sped into his driveway and crashed into the single-wide mobile home where he resides.

No one was in the home or injured in the incident but the vehicle is apparently totaled and the rental home was moved several inches off its foundation.

Pullen, pictured below after the crash apparently attempting to make amends by phone with his girlfriend,  is charged with improper start and reckless driving.



Worth County FFA Tractor Day

The annual National FFA Week (Feb.16 – 23) fell during Worth County Schools winter break but that didn’t stop Worth FFA’s traditional observation, including Tractor Day. Just a bit late, but the annual Tractor Day at WCHS was observed on Friday.

Students who are members of the school’s FFA program are allowed to drive their farm tractors to and from school on the Friday during the National FFA Week. This has been a yearly tradition for over 30 years.

The week of George Washington’s birthday was designated as National FFA Week in 1947. FFA Week always runs from Saturday to Saturday, and encompasses February 22, Washington’s birthday, according to ffa.org.

Five tractors were on school campus today. Three of the drivers included Thomas Lewis, 16, Darin Culpepper, 15, and Richard Lackey, 17. See video below:


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