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 >>
July 24, 2003
Edison-- A drug-ridden public housing complex is now a model place to live. In a short time, manicured lawns have replaced trash heaps, and children play in the streets where gangs use to congregate.
Neighbors say they were fed up, and wanted to take their community back.
Eddie Mae Martin is doing more than keeping her front porch clean. "I feel like it's my neighborhood and my home and I'm not going to let anyone come in here and take over where I live at. I live here."
Martin has lived at Edison Village and Lane Apartments for 13 years. She has seen gangs, drugs, and crime in her neighborhood. Much has changed, and there is one reason why.
Since Jerri's been here everything's turned around and everyone's been coming together."
Jerri Walker started managing the complex two years ago. "It takes time," she says. "You don't make change overnight."
Walker evicted problem tenants, and encouraged residents to speak up when there were problems. "I wish there was some way I could say we changed over night, but it just didn't happen. I've been striving for this for two years. But you just can't give up."
Over barbecue, the residents celebrate their neighborhood. Even the police--who once came here only to make an arrest-- are here to make friends. "It makes me feel nice to see them riding around and nothing going on," Walker said. "They don't have to stop in no one's house. It's beautiful it is and I hope it continues to be like that."
It should, as long as this determined woman leads the way. Edison police used to respond to calls at the complex almost daily. Now, the police chief says any complaint is rare.