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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – When many Lee County neighborhoods were under water recently, Jason Wiseman's Groover Park neighborhood fared better than others.
"All of the drainage systems here seem to be working properly, we only have a little water back up in our yard when it rains really hard," he said.
But under FEMA's new flood maps, 80 homes in his neighborhood have been included in the 'Zone A' map. Engineers say more study needs to be done in the area to see if homes are in danger.
"Without a base flood elevation you're kind of limited in knowing how high you have to build up any new structures you're going to put in," said Engineer Bob Alexander.
They want the county to hire an engineering firm to go back and look at the Groover Park neighborhood, an area along the bypass, and an area off of Livingston Road near Smithville considered to qualify for a 'Zone A' designation.
"By doing this study we'll be able to determine what the base flood elevation is in some areas it will be more detailed and help the existing citizens that have houses in the areas," said Alexander.
Letting existing home owners know when they might be in danger. Neighbors say while they don't like the thought of their insurance going up, they'd like more information.
"I wouldn't necessarily want to be included in the flood zone, but I would want them to take the precautions to make sure that we won't have flooding problems if we have a large volume of water," said Wiseman.
Engineers say with the county's recent extreme weather conditions, having the information would be beneficial.
Lee County Commissioners will meet Thursday night to discuss the proposal.