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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.
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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 >>
October 10, 2005
Thomasville, Georgia-- Voting history and residency may put a speed bump in a Thomasville man's drive to become a city council member. If disqualified, Tyrone Terrell would be the second Thomasville City Council candidate removed from the ballot in less than a week.
Thomasville's election superintendent held a mandatory hearing for Terrell Monday morning. At issue is his voting history and residency. Terrell has a home in DeKalb County, but says his apartment in Thomasville is his primary residence. "Since February of '04," says Terrell.
But Terrell was a voter in Dekalb County until registering in Thomas County the day before qualifying last month. Here's the problem: State law requires a candidate be a registered voter where he is running for at least a year. Terrell signed documents swearing he met the voting and residency requirements, although he says he wasn't clear on them.
"I feel like the person who is employed by the city to qualify or disqualify a person that I should have been given that information," says Terrell. "State law does not require us to investigate the sworn statements unless evidence appears subsequent to signing that affidavit that there may not be something that is not correct," says city elections superintendent, Kathleen Vinson.
That investigation started when Vinson couldn't verify Terrell's information. Now, she's deciding whether to disqualify him. "I want to make sure I have left no stone unturned in making the correct decision. I'll make that decision as soon as possible," says Vinson.
If it's to disqualify, Terrell says he'll decide whether to try giving voters another chance next year. "I think they would be well served if I ran this time. So, surely I think in the future they'd be well served," he says. But they might get a chance to weigh in come elections next month.
Former Thomasville city council candidate, Jeremiah Horne, was disqualified last week. Residency requirements were also his downfall.