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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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - It's a hot issue on Capitol Hill and in towns all across the country. Health care reform, how much is needed and how much control should the government have?
Hundreds of people turned out in Albany Tuesday, to hear Senator Saxby Chambliss talk about healthcare reform. Initially, fewer than 100 people were expected, but as word spread, the event grew and organizers had to book a larger venue at the last minute.
Ultimately, there was standing room only at Thronateeksa Heritage Center for the event. Senator Saxby Chambliss is just beginning his tour of towns around the state, listening to concerns of his constituents regarding health care reform, but it's clear what the main message is.
Chambliss said, "I think without question, what we're hearing more of than anything else from people, all around Georgia is they don't want a government run health care system. They like what they've got."
Though Chambliss knows improvements can be made. He believes affordable health insurance coverage is important for every American, but he says a government plan will only hurt those who already have insurance. Plus, it's too expensive.
He said, "Just look at what we have today, Medicare and Medicaid are two programs that are health insurance programs for Americans. The cost of both of those programs has skyrocketed way too much and we don't see any end in sight."
He touted the healthcare system in America as being the best in the world, a system that saved the lives of his two six month old granddaughters who were born two and a half months premature. He says that's why he relates to people who want to make their own health care decisions, without government having the final say.
"At the end of the day," said Chambliss, "the constituents need to tell us what they want, what do they want from Washington with respect to the healthcare system and how much are they willing to pay?"
Senator Chambliss also said the President's October deadline was too soon and more time is needed before a bill of this magnitude is pushed through. The Senator plans to spend much of the month of August touring the state for town hall meetings.