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 >>
July 11, 2005
Dougherty County-- There are several homes in the Acree area that have been flooded with water and a church that members have been trying to keep dry all day.
First Baptist Church in Acree on highway 82 has been turned into an island, and even with dozens of people sandbagging, the church is still filled with several inches of water.
Church members say the water started creeping up around the church 9:30 Monday morning and an hour later it was up to the front door. Dozens of volunteers spent the morning sandbagging the doors and public works crews even brought in pumps to move the water away from the building.
Still, the sanctuary was filled with between four to six inches of water. "Flooring at least right now. Other than that maybe some of the drywall in the sancutary itself. It's going to be hard to tell until it quits rising," says Pastor Mark Sickling.
Just across the street from the church, several homes along County Line Road suffered major damage when the structures were flooded with feet of water. Many residents weren't even able to get to their homes.
Paster Sickling says the flood waters appeared to be receeding, but about 3:30PM, a shower moved through the area and raised the water level again. Now the people here are just hoping the rain forcast for the remainder of the week will pass them by.
Church members told me they believed the water was coming from two directions, the Piney Woods Creek and the nearby Marine Base Canal. That's why they believe it was so hard to prevent the water from creeping into the church.
Dougherty County police say they have not received any reports of injuries as a result of all the flooding.