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 >>
March 31, 2004
Albany -- State lawmakers are debating controversial tort reform proposals, including a bill to limit the money juries could give victims of medical mistakes for pain and suffering. Most states already have such a cap. People on both sides of the issue are making sure their voices are heard.
Wylene Redding is bringing seven-month old Brad in to see the doctor. And these days this Grandmother is more observant of what those doctors are doing after seeing the results of a sick co-worker who was given the wrong medication.
"Short term memory she's just not the person she was before. She can't remember things she can't do thing for herself," says Redding.
Georgia doctors say huge jury awards for pain and suffering are sending their insurance premiums skyrocketing. Now, they're pushing a controversial 250 thousand dollar cap on jury awards.
Dr. Daniel Rhoads is president of the Dougherty County Medical Association.
"A person can have a very minor injury but the jury will award them 10 million dollars for pain and suffering and there is no good way to measure that," says Rhoads.
Opponents of the 'one-size-fits-all' cap say it's especially unfair to older and poor people. A jury can't award them much money for lost wages. If they also can't get a big award for pain and suffering, lawyers may be less likely to represent them. This grandmother has mixed feelings about the cap, but she does know one thing for sure.
"If anything happens to him I would want him to be taken care of the rest of his life because I would be around to do it," says Redding.
Putting a price tag on quality of life a continuing challenge For Georgia lawmakers.
In 2000 Georgia Doctors paid out more than 92 million dollars jury awards.