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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
October 14, 2003
Albany- Angry Dougherty County neighbors waited for more than an hour for the School Board to emerge from an executive session.
They came ready to fight against a school on Home Drive. But the board decided behind closed doors to look at two more sites. "The dissension in the community led me to the conclusion that it's not a done deal," said board member Willie Weaver.
This controversy has dragged on for four years. The School Board bought the land on Home Drive in 1999. Neighbors went to court to fight that location. They lost, but growing opposition has so far kept the school from being built.
One of the sites has been considered before. It's off Gillionville Road, near Lockett Station Road. The other is 52 acres across from the YMCA Sports Park. The land, like the Home Drive land, will need improvements that will cost the school system some money. There's no sewer system and the only one way to get to the property is off the two lane section of Gillionville. The board will hear reports on all three sites in 60 days and will then try to make a decision.
But opponents of the Home Drive site took the chance to make their voices heard anyway. "We would like to remain peaceful because there is a lot of serenity there," said Dinorah Hall, who was asked to speak on behalf of the neighborhood.
They say sites like this one would be better suited for the new northwest elementary school.
Apparently some board members think so too. "There are some members who think that the deal should not have been signed in the first place," Weaver said. So once again, the school board will go on the search for the future home of Dougherty County education.