Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 GMT
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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
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 >>
February 18, 2003
Baconton - A South Georgia charter school, that started almost three years ago, now wants to play ball. The Baconton Community Charter School is building a sports complex. By next school year, students will have a chance to cheer for Baconton Blazers.
Cheerleaders yell, "Hey, go blue green and white!" School Administrator, Lynn Pinson, says, "We have 30 young ladies and one gentleman who's brave enough to do it."
They are spirit boosters for Baconton Community Charter School. Team Captain, Brittany McInvale, says, "It's difficult, because some people have never cheered before, but it's a lot of fun."
The cheerleading squad started this school year, right now they don't have a sports team to cheer for. Pinson explains, "We think it will be a tremendous opportunity for these girls to show off what they learned."
The school is building a sports complex on US 19 South. Right now, they are clearing and burning 26 acres of land. Pinson says, "We love smelling that smoke because we know that was progress."
The field is now a pile of dirt. By this summer, little league baseball players are expected to play ball on four new diamonds. Later, you'll see tennis, football, soccer players, runners and even golfers. Pinson explains, "These children need a sports program to be a part of a team."
For now, the Baconton Blazers' cheerleading team will focus on this weekend. They are headed to Florida for their first regional competition.
The charter school has more than 300 students and is growing. Right now, they are K through nine, but plan on adding tenth grade next year if the community shows interest.
They are joining the Georgia High School Association so they can compete against other schools.