Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
October 28, 2004
Valdosta-- Next week, voters in Lowndes County could elect the county's first female sheriff. But to make history, she'll have to beat the man who's held the office for 12 years.
Sheriff Ashley Paulk says his 12 years in office tell a success story. "We've tripled the number of personnel on the roads, we've brought the crime rate down," said Paulk.
But there's more plans he wants to finish, like the construction of a new much needed jail. "I want to make sure that's done right because there have been jails in the past that haven't been built adequately and I can save taxpayers money by watching over the cost," said Paulk.
As incoming president of the Georgia Sheriff's Association, Paulk says he's not only looking out for Lowndes County, but for the whole state. "I've always had strong ethics in my office and I want to see them state-wide," said Paulk.
His opponent, Victoria English, admits Paulk has done a good job as sheriff. "I give him credit for what he has done," said English. But she wants to bring a new perspective to the department; the perspective of a woman. "I really want to give the department a professional image," said English.
Like Paulk, she too is pushing the construction of a new jail. "It's inhumane and its a lawsuit waiting to happen," said English.
The former Jacksonville Sheriff's officer also wants to lead the office to national accreditation. "To bring our sheriff's department up to national standards like the Valdosta Police department has done, that gives you more accountability in your actions and procedures," said English.
English is running on the Republican ticket, Paulk is a Democrat.
Sheriff Ashley Paulk is also a pecan farmer and owner of Valdosta Electric. Victoria English is an English instructor at Valdosta State University.