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 26, 2004
Albany- The state is already looking at cuts that may reduce or eliminate benefits to thousands of low-income women and children.
Elderly Georgians have already been hit with Medicare cuts this year. Now they may not be the only ones. The state is looking at millions of dollars in cuts to Peachcare for Kids, which insures many Georgia children.
"And to have a proposal this week to cap that program and say no more kids can be covered when we know people are still moving to Georgia, families are growing in Georgia. It's just very, very disappointing," said Lt. Governor Mark Taylor.
Governor Sonny Perdue has already said there won't be any new money in January when the Legislature typically adopts a midyear spending bill.
Medicare cuts aren't the only problems the elderly are facing. Many are victims of elder abuse.
Thursday night, SOWEGA Council on Aging's Ombudsman Program sponsored a night at the Albany Symphony Orchestra. Along with good music, groups that work with the elderly told how their programs work. There was also information legal protection needed for elderly.
"They're in the golden years of their lives and they're last years should be their best years and we should do whatever we can to make sure they're protected and cherished," said Congressman Sanford Bishop, (D) Albany.
Bishop spoke to the crowd on the Elderly Justice Act that is before Congress right now.