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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 >>
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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 >>
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Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
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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 >>
August 3, 2004
Albany-- Before classes start, Dougherty County educators wear wacky hats, sing loudly, and dance to the beat.
Letting loose a little bit actually seems to bring them together. For one long-time teacher, it's a bond she can't shake off.
Funny hair, birthday hats, and even motorcycles served as props to show a little school spirit, "We are number one!!!!" cheers some teachers.
Each Dougherty County school proved they were number one in the annual spirit contest-- a contest long-time art teacher Carolyn Mingo can't seem to get enough of, "I retired in 2001, thought I was ready to retire."
It's not the roar of the crowd that brought this teacher out of retirement, "I love the children, that is why I went back, I really love them."
Carolyn also loves being back with the other teachers, "I have a bad knee and climbing the steps was very difficult for me," and although she wasn't able to cheer with her coworkers at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary, she is being cheered on.
Principal Carolyn Scott says, "I guess retirement is not what they thought it would be so we are certainly happy to have them back. That experience is an asset to Martin Luther King and schools throughout the county."
These Dougherty county educators are not shy about showing their spirit. For Carolyn Mingo, it's a spirit she can't retire, "I have a new grandbaby so I may eventually do that but for right now I enjoy what I am doing."
And she obviously isn't the only one enjoying her job. Dougherty County public school students go back to school Friday.