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 >>
Albany-- Ten years after the flood, Albany is still using mobile homes given by FEMA to house displaced flood victims in 1994. Now, the rundown trailers on Newton Road are used as temporary housing for the homeless.
A decade later, they're the only place the city has to shelter some homeless families. "Certainly they weren't designed for the wear and tear they've had over the last ten years, "says Julie Dukes, with the Community and Economic Development Department, who says they won't have to be used much longer.
The city is renovating 10 apartments at the corner of Highland Avenue and Davis to use as temporary housing. "This will be the permanent location where we've got families that will come in a stay temporarily, usually no more than 90 days while they're looking for other housing," Dukes said.
The renovation of the temporary housing units comes as Dougherty County commissioners agree to swap the Newton Road land where the trailer are now for this land on 11th and Jefferson Street, owned by the City.
The county plans to build a tennis complex on the old baseball field. "We're told the quality center this will be will bring in tennis tournament that are now going to other cities," said County Commissioner Lamar Hudgins. "That will of course bring in sales tax revenue through hotels, restaurants, gas stations, on and on. It should be quite a asset, a nice facility."
In return, the city get the Newton Road land to use for storage of equipment and vehicles, not families. The new temporary housing units should be finished by June. The city is working with the families, now living in the mobile homes, to find other housing they can afford so that they will not have to be moved to the new complex.
City commissioners must agree to swap the land with the county before the tennis complex is built.