July 20, 2005
Leesburg- The 2006 campaign trail is already making its way through Southwest Georgia.
Wednesday, Ralph Reed, candidate for the Republican party nomination for Lt. Governor came to Lee County. Reed talked to county commissioners about problems such as money for roads and education.
He says he wants to reduce the drop-out rate and expand technical education.
"Where they can go and get a jobs, skill-based internship oriented education," Reed said. "Not just reading Shakespeare and learning history, but looking towards a career."
Senator Casey Cagle of Reidsville is also running. Reed is the former Georgia Republican Party chairman and leader of the Christian Coalition.
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Angel Thacker Freundschuh, 37, of Lee County, was sentenced to 12 months and a day in prison for perjury by U. S. District Court Judge Leslie J. Abrams in Albany, Wednesday.
Worth County Fire Rescue crews were called to the 500 block of Jewell Crowe Road for a structure fire, about 2:30 Wednesday afternoon.
As part of DNA week on Today in Georgia, WALB's Cade Fowler reveals his genetic findings and some tips on how to track down your ancestors.
Dougherty County Schools Superintendent Kenneth Dyer is preparing for his first school year in his new role.
Lee County leaders installed new public bathrooms on Jordan Road.