Monday, May 20 2013 4:45 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:45:01 GMT
Georgia law enforcers say if you don't wear your seat belt, you can expect to get a ticket. The annual May "Click it or Ticket" campaign got underway Monday across Georgia. Through the Memorial Day holidayMore >>
Georgia law enforcers annual click it or ticket campaign is underway, to get people to buckle up for safety.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:40:05 GMT
Two Valdosta teenagers are charged with burglarizing a business after they were caught leaving the scene Sunday night. Police say around 11:30 p.m., a 15 and 14-year-old broke into On The Way Tax ServicesMore >>
Two Valdosta teenagers are charged with burglarizing a business after they were caught leaving the scene Sunday night. More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:38 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:38:02 GMT
With summer almost here, more motorcycles will be on the road. And south Georgia bikers urge you to watch out for them. They're asking car and truck drivers to look twice and make sure there is not aMore >>
South Georgia motorcyclists urge drivers to pay attention to the road, and look twice before pulling out.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:32 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:32:01 GMT
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Lakeland. Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents areMore >>
Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents are investigating two officers who were involved, a Lanier Co. Sheriff's deputy and a GSP trooper.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 2:25 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:25:47 GMT
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting. Robert Skinner, the NYSP director, outlined the program's services,More >>
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting.More >>
November 4, 2003
Tifton- Both candidates in the Tifton mayor's race made the most of the last few campaigning hours. On one side of the street incumbent Paul Johnson...
"The response has been tremendous. We've had some drizzling rain, but what a thrill it is to stand out here and see those workers that have been putting up signs, saying a good word as they come by and great us and encourage us," says incumbent Paul Johnson.
...and just a few feet away, his challenger Billy Sherrard.
"We're excited about running for the office. The mayor and his wife and I are all friends. We all live in a town of 16,000 people. There's not point in creating enemies. We just have two different concepts of how things ought to be done," says Billy Sherrard.
Tifton voters waisted no time choosing their next mayor. In the first three hours of the election, more than 300 had cast ballots.
"Four years ago when we had the same election we had about 20% turnout, so that's about what I'm expecting today," says election superintendent, Carla Cooper.
Some even had to brave electronic voting machines for the first time, but that didn't stop them from taking part in the election.
"We have to recognize this is here, and we have to either learn it or be without," says Evelyn Edwards.
The mayor's race is the only contested race on the ballot.