Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
October 16, 2005
Colquitt Co.- A group of Colquitt County concerned property owners have close to 1,500 signatures on petitions questioning County Commissioners and their plans for a land use ordinance. This week they launched a web site to inform others.
"We don't know where we stand to be honest with you and what they've changed and when they're going to agree to implement these rules, we just need to have citizens input," said Donald Dalton of Colquitt County.
For Donald Dalton this could cost him his business, he's the inventor of the ice house. "This ice house would not even be allowed to be installed in Colquitt County because it's prefabricated medal paneling, and every time we ask them they say, oh we've changed that," said Dalton.
Commissioner held two work sessions reviewing the 47 page plan that will govern land use in Colquitt County. Local property owners complain they were not asked for input and say the plan will just cost them money.
"Everything will have a fee, before you can do anything, so I'm concerned that the people are carrying a pretty good tax load now," said Marvin Bishop, Colquitt County property owner.
Under the proposed changes, housing developers say it will cost them more in time and money.
"If the land that I'm developing is going to be zoned probably all agricultural and when they do that, I'm going to have to go through a series of hoops and hollers to get the permits to rezone this property, subdivision property it could take up to six months or a year," said Terry Wise, Colquitt County Developer.
Residents complain there's already a system of checks and balances in place and while a builder and a real estate developer can jump through the hoops, land owner may be at a disadvantage.
"They're actually taking the rights of the individual away who's paid taxes on this land all these years and telling them well we know more about what you need to do with your land that what you do," said Ray Norman, former Colquitt County Commissioner.
After the last work session, Commissioners Merle Hall and Billy Herndon listened to residents concerns. Colquitt County Commissioners meet Monday night at seven. For a link to the concerned citizens web site you can click on www.colquittzoning.com.