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 >>
February 11, 2005
Cairo- Sheriff Young has been in office about a month now, and says he's been taking the proactive, not reactive, approach to the job.
The certificates on Young's wall attest to his experience. But he's the one who can attest to his first days on the job. One of his first orders of business was to make some office policy changes. "As far as wearing the campaign hats, getting rid of the baseball hats. There's no more chewing tobacco while on duty," says Young. He believes that's because deputies are role models. "A deputy is a very special person," he says.
Young hired a new Spanish-speaking investigator today, one that will save taxpayers money on expensive translators. "He's going to be an asset to us, especially someone with our Spanish speaking community. Someone they can communicate with," says Young.
Young is still hoping to get more deputies on the streets. "I would love to see us have at least three deputies on duty each day," he says. And he's also hoping for better-running cars. "Surely we'd love to see some more cars, surely we would," says Young. Cars that are also better equipped. Grady County is one of the few counties without Mobile Data Terminals in their cars. "They can do their NCIC or background checks on someone," says Young. Now, deputies call everything in manually, which takes extra time.
But overall, Young says "everything is going smooth. We're going to do whatever it takes."