Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 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 >>
Lake Blackshear- Frank and Mitzi Lott own a two-bedroom bungalow-style house on Lake Blackshear, a new home they say has a lived-in feel.
"I believe if you find a chair that you love or if you find anything that you love, you'll find a place for it in your house," says Mitzi.
Sometimes it's a place you wouldn't even think of. Their televisions and even tubs are concealed.
"Behind here is the tub. You don't see that when you come in. You just see the doors," Mitzi explains.
The couple says their house has personality, something many new homes don't. They spent weeks just getting their new hardwood floors to look old and worn.
"And the best part about it is is that they don't show dirt a bit. You can just walk all over them and you can't hurt them," she laughs.
The Lott's spent more time completing their house than most homeowners. That's because Frank is the contractor that built it and Mitzi did all the interior design.
"We formed one company together, and it's absolutley wonderful. We really, really enjoy what we do," Mitzi says.
They enjoy it so much they decided to enter their work in the Better Homes and Gardens Best New Home contest. They say they'll never forget when the editor-in-chief called them with the good news.
"She had her whole staff there and they just started shouting you won, you won, and of course I was jumping up and down on one phone, and Frank was on the other one and I said this is fantastic," says Mitzi.
"We totally enjoy what we do and I think that's a good thing for us because we spend a lot of time at it," says Frank.
It's time the couple says was well spent. They've created a home with a lake view from every room, a home that has character, and a home they completed together.
"We combine our skills a lot. What he sees in a detail I don't see and vice versa, but if you put both of them together you pretty much cover the whole spectrum," says Mitzi.
The couple won a $25,000 cash prize and a new Dodge Durango. The Lott's house was photographed in the May issue of the magazine and will also be featured in the August edition. They are hoping it will be on the cover of the issue.