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 >>
August 12, 2004
Lowndes County-- With washed out roads, clogged storm drains, and rain-slicked streets, Lowndes County is feeling the effects of Tropical Storm Bonnie. "We're approaching close to five inches of rain since Tuesday morning," said Nick Lacey, EMA Director.
And that's caused big problems for people traveling on dirt roads. A portion of Dasher-Johnson is closed because of the excess rain, and more are expected to wash out soon. "If a citizen comes to a road that is not closed yet and there's water across the road, call 911 and let them know so the road can be closed," said Paige Dukes, Public Information Officer.
Trying to pass through such roads could pose a major threat. "There could be a wash out underneath, you could misjudge the depth of the puddle and your car could stall and there could be a chance for danger there," said Dukes.
Even though this area hasn't seen the strong winds we expected, EMA Director Nick Lacey says the worst part isn't over yet. Hurricane Charlie will be moving in as early as Friday morning. "Here in Lowndes County we'll be on the left hand side of the path, it will be a little closer than what we thought yesterday, so we'll be impacted by Charlie in a significant way," said Lacey.
Lowndes County opened part of its 911 center as a Emergency Operations Center where city and county department heads went over emergency preparedness plans.