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 >>
February 17, 2004
Albany- The music at many events can be heard blocks away, but changes made by the city commission stipulate that after 9 o'clock at night, the music has to be turned down.
"There was concern from the state court judge that it needed to mirror the state law, or be in compliance with the state law," says Code Enforcement Officer, Robert Carter.
Under the previous ordinance, a person would be in violation of the law if the noise was audible 50 feet from the source, but to comply with state law, commissioners voted to extend that distance to 100 feet.
"If it's loud music and it's outside, that's a hundred feet from it's source. So, they need to be aware to keep the music down to where it's not audible at 100 feet from it's source. If it's inside the building, or the residence, and causes a disturbance 100 feet away from the building, it should not be clearly audible," explains Carter.
Still, some commissioners propose adding a time restriction to the ordinance, and enacting an objective way to measure the noise level.
"This had been a thorny issue for us over the years. I think it reached a critical point a couple of months ago when we had a group that was doing a tent revival, and we probably got over 40 police calls for service during that time period," says City Manager, Janice Allen Jackson.
Jackson says the commission is also trying to come up with a way to make allowances for outdoor community events.
"There are a lot of events where there would be outdoor music played, and the commission wants us to be able to regulate those reasonably, but they also want to be able to carve out some exceptions for activities of community interest."
A task Jackson believes is feasible, but says will take a little work.