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A Colquitt County grand jury has indicted two men in a deadly drive by shooting. 23-year-old Derek Rushing and 24-year-old Antonio Williams are charged in the March 5th shooting in which four peopleMore >>
23-year-old Derek Rushing and 24-year-old Antonio Williams are charged in the March 5th shooting in which four people were struck while standing outside a 2nd Street Northwest home. More >>
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We are learning new details about the man who was rescued Tuesday in Ocilla after he became trapped a top of a grain elevator. 36-year-old John Collins of Fitzgerald was repairing a motor one hundredMore >>
36-year-old John Collins of Fitzgerald was repairing a motor one hundred feet a top the grain elevator at Irwinville Peanut when his arm got pinned in the machinery. More >>
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Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie. More >>
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Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) – A historic preservation ordinance in Bainbridge is under attack by some of the people who put it in place.
Some city council members say the broad and strict wording of the ordinance doesn't allow for improvements to building facades and could scare away business owners.
The Post Searchlight building in downtown Bainbridge is getting a facelift.
"There are four different materials on the front facade alone," explains City Council member Roslyn Palmer. "And the new owners wanted to paint the building a khaki color, take down some corrugated materials that are at the top and make the facade look better."
But it took a bit of pleading from the owners before city council to get the go ahead.
"In the historic preservation ordinance, you can't paint brick. I think the ordinance itself is a good idea, but not at the expense of perhaps losing some businesses who find that it's too difficult to do business down here."
City Council member Roslyn Palmer supported a special appeal to allow the renovations during Tuesday's council meeting.
"It was 3-3. We have a new mayor and it was the first time he broke a tie."
Palmer says the current ordinance would allow the owners of this building to paint tomorrow if they chose to because it's already painted.
"If it doesn't already have paint, then your problems arise. That's what we're trying to work out. Their building was considered an intrusion whereas the courthouse, fire station, city hall, they are historic buildings. Each of the three designations really need to be considered separately and our ordinance doesn't call for that."
She believes the council members who voted against the appeal had good intentions.
"The others on the council, I don't think really had opposition to letting them do it because it's going to look better when it's done. But they were strictly following the guidelines as was the historic preservation committee."
Guidelines that will now be changed so the historic district can progress into the future.
Palmer says it will take several months of meetings for the council to revise the historic preservation ordinance which is why a special appeal was granted to the building owner now.