Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 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 >>
from the Georgia Sheriffs' Association
Crisp County Sheriff Donnie Haralson has been named the recipient of the prestigious 2010 Georgia Sheriffs' Association Sheriff of the Year.
The award, which is given to one Georgia sheriff each year, is designed to recognize a sheriff who has made a significant contribution to the Office of Sheriff in Georgia. Sheriff Haralson received the award July 22, 2010 during the annual Georgia Sheriffs' Association Summer Training conference at Lake Lanier Islands.
Haralson began his professional career in 1977 with the Cordele Police Department as a police officer and then eventually served as the Chief of Police.
Haralson has the distinction of being the longest sitting sheriff in Crisp County history.
Haralson has served as President of the Georgia Sheriffs' Association, and currently sits on the Board of Directors. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Public Safety Board, presided as Chairman for the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council as well as Chairman for the Peace Officers Standards and Training Council. He is a long standing member of the National Sheriffs' Association.
"For 33 years, Sheriff Haralson has served and protected the citizens of our State. He is a man of character and competence, and a proven leader. As a past president of the Georgia Sheriffs' Association, Sheriff Haralson positioned himself to offer his considerable skill and experience to all sheriffs and the citizens of our great State," stated Terry Norris, Executive Director of the Georgia Sheriffs' Association.
The Georgia Sheriffs' Association is comprised of 159 elected sheriffs with the support of over 45,000 honorary members throughout the state who recognize and appreciate the services of the constitutional Office of Sheriff and the Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes, Inc.