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 >>
September 15, 2003
Albany-- City leaders want to crack down on people who sell alcohol to underage drinkers. The Underage Drinking Law Coalition is expected to make a new licensing recommendation to the public safety committee Tuesday.
City officials say it's become too easy for underage drinkers to get their hands on alcohol. "We have a bad, bad problem with this in Albany. People have been killed," says Mayor Tommy Coleman.
Coleman says he supports the new licensing recommendation of the Underage Drinking Law Coalition. "We would also license and do a background check on the clerk or provider, the person who's actually doing the selling, as well as licensing the business," Coleman explains.
And it's often those businesses that take the most heat when their employees violate the law.
Wanda Young, a manager at Woodall's, says she supports the idea. "I think whoever sells the beer to underage minors should be responsible for it and not the owner, because it's not the owner's fault that the cashier sold it to them," she says.
Under the proposed plan, clerks who sell to teens would still be prosecuted in municipal court. "What would change is that if you happen to be prosecuted for that or anything else, we would know it because you'd have to put that on your license, you'd have to give permission for us to do a background check, and we would not grant a license to somebody who didn't have the character," adds Coleman.
Something Coleman believes will make buying booze harder for underage drinkers.
The city of Sylvester has a similar licensing program in place. Coleman says it could take several meetings before commissioners actually vote on the new plan.