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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 >>
ARLINGTON, GA (WALB) – It was a nice day on Wednesday weather-wise, but things are about to take a turn for the worse later this week and the ground is already saturated. Which means that many families in our area are going to be on high alert when the rains come. Families like the Hughes from Arlington.
Brenda Hughes runs a daycare from her Arlington home.
"I have six every day," she said.
With plenty of outdoor equipment for the kids to play on she uses the weather forecast everyday. But now, she's paying extra close attention. She's hoping to not see a repeat of the flooding from last Spring.
"It broke through the dike on the front of our property. And, by Wednesday morning it had surrounded our whole home," she said.
In true neighborly fashion, the Hughes got some help from the parents of the children that she watches. But they couldn't keep all of the water out.
"It came in through the air conditioning system," she said.
And the flooding hurt her business as well, forcing it to close for several days.
"I was closed for the remainder of that week," she said.>
In the nearly 10 months since the flood, the Hughes have been searching for answers. But they've gotten nowhere.
"I went to the city council meeting in May and asked for help and they said they were going to get us some help. We had a representative from Sanford Bishop's office come out and he assured us that we could get some help. And to this day, we have not gotten any help."
The problem for the Hughes is a creek that runs adjacent to their property. When the heavy rains come it backs up and the water winds up in their back yard. Until the problem with the creek is solved - or until the rain stops - they'll have to keep a wary eye on the forecast. And to Brenda, all this rain: "it's very disturbing."
And she'll be hoping that these sandbags won't need to be used again.
We talked to city officials today and they say that they can't clear out that creek because it's on private property but they're not exactly sure who owns the land. There's a city council meeting scheduled for next Tuesday night and the Hughes say that they're planning to attend.
You can track creek and river levels when you click on the Weather portion of our web site. Look for the 'Georgia River and Creek' link.