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The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
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.
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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 >>
July 22, 2004
Albany-- More than 35 million dollars is being spent rebuilding and renovating four Dougherty County schools.
These buildings have withstood decades of wear and tear--the time has come to replace them.
Pieces of Jackson Heights Elementary lay in ruins, but it's a good thing, "Research tells you that student achievement increases, teachers feel good, the moral is up, " says Principal LaZoria Walker about the effects of a new school on the student body.
Several teachers watch as the kindergarten wing is demolished to make room for a new ten million dollar school.
Construction Supervisor Tony Reese says, "At all of the construction projects we have had, the staff really gets excited because everyone wants a new building." There are plenty of other projects going on.
Reese says, "Phase one will be opening August 6th. It will be the two story building for the students, it will be 12 classrooms." Eight million dollars is being spent on Sherwood Elementary. The first phase, this two story building, is just about done, The place is ready, we are moving in furniture, we are getting ready for teachers, we will be ready."
Phase Two is underway--construction on a new gym and media center for Sherwood. But, that is not all.
Reese says, "We are completely gutting the old teachers academy, and we are also complementing that with an addition that will be an L-shape that will attach to the old teachers academy and that will be the new Lincoln Magnate site." The Lincoln Magnate project costs eight million dollars.
Also in the works is a new, 9.6 million dollar Radium Middle School, which will be built in the woods next to the current building.
Back at Jackson Heights, employees say the new construction might be a bit of an inconvenience this year, but it's worth it. Principal Walker says, "Listen--we are going to do it and love doing it because we know what the end result will be--a new school!" A brand new school that is suppose to be ready by next year.
The new Radium Middle School will likely open in late 2006.