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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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Georgia's Attorney General made a stop in Albany this evening. Thurbert Baker spoke at the NAACP's centennial banquet at Monroe High School.
People with the NAACP brought out the decorations, the music, and the food to celebrate their 100 anniversary.
"This is such a great opportunity and I'm so glad to be in Albany," said Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker. "It's one our anchor cities in this state."
Baker spoke about several issues important to Albany, which include putting an end to Domestic Violence.
"We've seen a lot of issues in the past that we'll have to deal with in the future," Baker noted. "Domestic violence is tearing at the fabric of families' that live in this great state."
Kenneth Cutts with Sanford Bishop's office agrees when violence affects young children, it affects the United States as a whole.
"Kids who see domestic violence or who are victims of domestic violence may become less productive citizens in school," Cutts explained. "If they're not productive citizens then the future of our nation could be in peril."
Baker says it's vital to feed more money into Georgia's education system.
"If you don't have education, you cant improve the economy of Georgia," Baker said. "It is the key that turns everything."
Another key to Baker's goal is creating a more efficient infrastructure for traveling on Georgia's roads. He says these are modern day problems the NAACP, voters, and other organizations can help him defeat.
Baker says he'll bring the same goals he spoke about at the NAACP celebration to Georgia's gubernatorial race.