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A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
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Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
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Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
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Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
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It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
BOSTON, GA (WALB) - A south Georgia community of only 1500 people may get a quality new healthcare facility.
North Florida Medical Centers specializes in rural healthcare. It wants to open a clinic in downtown Boston.
City leaders and citizens like Melba Cochran are thrilled about the proposal.
Melba Cochran can't drive. She has cancer in her right eye so seeing is difficult.
And making a trip to the doctor's office that's 20 minutes away, is even more difficult, and costly.
When she heard a new primary care clinic may be opening only 2 minutes from her home...
"I said oh hallelujah, they're going to bring one back to Boston," says Cochran.
And opening the clinic downtown is convenient. they already have a building ready, with a pharmacy next door.
A pharmacy with which the clinic would establish a discount drug plan.
"We just need it. A lot of people don't have transportation. It will be convenient," says Boston Mayor Danny Groover.
North Florida Medical Centers, the company looking to open the facility, will apply for grants from the federal government. If approved, the money will be used to assist patients who either can't afford the services, or don't have medical insurance.
"The clinic will see anybody. If you don't have insurance, basically if you come in, and you're sick. They're not going to refuse to see you," says Mayor Groover.
A step in the right direction for rural healthcare.
And an opportunity to improve the quality of life for the people of Boston.
The project isn't set in stone.
Right now the company is in the process of applying for the grant.
The mayor says he's confident the clinic will open sometime this year. It would be open Monday through Friday from 8 a-m to 5 p-m.