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 22, 2004
Albany -- Parks at Chehaw leaders hope Jim Fowler's fame will help improve the zoo, but hope the wild-life expert won't leave them out of his plans for zoo's future.
Saturday, the Park authority met for the first time since Fowler asked Albany city commissioners to let him take over the Chehaw zoo.
This alligator, looking around for attention, inside Chehaw wildlife exhibit may soon find himself center stage if the Albany's City commission agrees to let Jim Fowler turn the zoo into an African safari experience.
"He insinuated that the park was not as good as it should be," says Phil Franklin Park Authority Chairman.
Franklin says he disagrees with Jim Fowler's claims that the Parks at Chehaw don't have anything to keep tourists coming back and is getting a bad reputation.
Franklin says he meet with Fowler in October about his idea to create an Africa Safari on 200 acres of unused land. But since then he has not heard back from Fowler until he came to City Commissioners to tell them he wanted to take over the entire wild life section of the park.
"We have had a $180,000 turn around in one year which is significant so the park is not broke. But we want to do is see if Mr. Fowler can enhance what we started," says Franklin.
In time, Fowler believes he can make the park self sufficient so it will no longer need any money from the city. A saving authority members want as well.
"If he has a proposal that can enhance what we've got going here and can save the city 1 million dollars than we are anxious to look at it," says Franklin.
Authority members say they'll stay open minded, as they wait to see Fowler's master plans for the zoo.
Fowler's complete proposal for the zoo could be ready in as little as two weeks.