A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
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The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
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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.
Dougherty County - The County is trying to control the pet population without taxing pet owners. The County Public Safety Committee discussed a new animal ordinance on Monday.
A stray dog roams along Old Pretoria Road. Stray animals are a common problem in parts of rural Dougherty County. Unlike the city of Albany, the County doesn't have an animal control ordinance. But, that might change soon. "Over the last 17 years, the issues of controlling the pet population has come up 6 or 7 times at least," said Commissioner Jack Stone.
Stone and other members of the Public Safety Committee tentatively approved a new animal ordinance. Under the law, pet owners can be fined anywhere from $100 to $1,000 if their animals are caught straying from their property. The ordinance cracks down on proper care and treatment of pets, and requires owners to get pets vaccinated for rabies annually.
The ordinance doesn't include a pet tax to pay for impoundment and deposition of stray animals. Commissioner and retired veterinarian Dr. Chuck Lingle says the ordinance is just the first step. "We must build a shelter, hire animal control officers, or pay the humane society to take care the pet deposition," said Lingle.
Last year, Commissioners voted against an animal control contract with the Humane Society because it was too expensive. The County may ask the city to join in building and operating their own shelter to save money.
The animal control ordinance will be brought in front of the entire commission at the next meeting on Monday. The leash law doesn't including working dogs, such as those used by hunters and law officers.