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 >>
April 28, 2004
Albany-- An eighth grader at Southside Middle School was arrested last week for phoning two bomb threats to his school.
School officials warn students that they have the technology to catch anyone calling in a false alarm. And even kids calling in bomb threats as a joke will face stiff punishment.
As Southside Middle students took Criterion Referenced Competency Tests, two bomb threats came in. "We didn't want any kids thinking they were still in danger, and not doing their very best. As well as they possibly could have done had the threat not come in," says Principal Johnny Scott.
A 15-year-old boy is now charged with making the bomb threats. He thought having a block on his phone's caller ID system would keep the school from tracing the call. "If they are tempted to call in a bomb threat, we can trace those calls, whether they be private or blocked or whatever. With the technology we have now," says Deputy Superintendent Carlos Keith.
Now the student could be expelled from school, as well as face felony charges in juvenile court. "In all likelihood he will be incarcerated for aminimum of 90 days as a result of doing this," says District Attorney Ken Hodges.
Principal Scott said, "We take it very seriously. We want to send a strong example to the public that bomb threats or any type of threats in the school system will not be tolerated."
And school officials say technology in their phone systems will find prank callers.
Four people were arrested for phoning bomb threats to Dougherty County schools this year.