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 >>
April 10, 2004
Albany- On the steps of his church and with the support of family and friends, Lt. James Williams makes one of the biggest announcements of his law enforcement career.
"I am a candidate for the sheriff of Dougherty County."
For 21 years he's been a part of the Albany police force.
"I've spent long hours here just walking streets. I have reduced the gang activity in Dougherty County."
But, he says his relationship with the citizens of Dougherty County started long before he became an officer.
"Being an Albanian, born and raised here, I have a history through my grandparents and my parents."
The son of a retired school teacher and an Army Major, Williams says his roots give him an edge, and a deep connection to the people he wants to serve.
"He's the kind of person that believes in doing things the right way. He's very much into the scripture, into the bible into God," says Williams friend, Robert Wheeler.
Along with his religion, Wheeler says it's Williams' ability to be fair and to solve conflicts that make him the best candidate for sheriff.
"I don't care if there is a debate, argument, or whatever it may be, everybody's okay with that once he finishes, so he's definitely the man for the job," adds Wheeler.
Williams will be allowed to take a leave of absence during his campaign. Last month, city commissioners tentatively changed their current ordinance that requires city employees resign if they run for political office.