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 >>
May 14, 2004
Worth County -- City Officials in Sylvester will soon decide how loud is too loud. The Sylvester City Council will vote on a proposed noise ordinance that they hope will keep the peace.
It's the menacing problem moving through the once quiet neighborhoods of Sylvester.
Loud car radios and music filled with profanity, is disturbing the peace and has mothers like Janice Cantrell upset.
"You put the kids in the bed to go to school and all you hear is boom boom boom I'm going to kick you 'A'," says Janice Cantrell.
Cantrell says she was shocked when her two year old mimicked foul language she believes she heard from a passerby car.
"She wants to know why everybody got the music up loud and the cussing and stuff," says Cantrell.
Now Sylvester leaders plan to pass a new sweeping ordinance that will cover everything from loud music to the improper use of a horn.
"It's a huge problem now it's probably been for a couple of years," says City Councilman Larry Johnson.
Johnson believes finding a way to control the noise in the city is long over due.
"We have a lot of elderly constituents and you can hear some of their music a mile away. Some of them are sick and on medication. They don't want to hear it. We like music too but we have to enforce this ordinance," says Johnson
Violators who make excessive noise that can be heard from 50 feet or outside of certain times of day will face up to a 1 thousand dollar fine and 100 days in jail.
"It might seem harsh its new to us also. There might be things that we should have to take out the ordinance but we have to put something in place before the summer," says Johnson.
A summer when many teens will be out of school and in their cars feeling the temptation to turn up the volume.
The council will vote on the ordinance Monday. If passed the Johnson says the city plans to buy sound meters as another way to measure noise.