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 >>
February 8, 2006
Albany-- This is the day when embattled Civic Center Director Mattie Goddard should find out if she gets to keep her job.In a closed hearing Tuesday, Goddard and her attorney tried to convince city manager Alfred Lott not to fire her.
After the hearing, Lott wouldn't say whether he'll stick with his plan to fire Goddard.
"I owe them a response tomorrow as a result of this. Otherwise, I've got nothing else to say," says Alfred Lott.
"In all these years she basically had no disciplinary actions," says King.
Attorney Maurice King says the city has no just cause to fire Goddard, and claims that Lott was not open to the evidence presented today.
"One of the problems we had is that he had already issued a decision, he's going to be the decision maker," says King.
Goddard has worked at the civic center for 22 years. If Goddard is fired, King plans to sue the city. "City employees have a property interest in their continued employment, and they can only be terminated for cause, that's one of the issues that we'll definitely pursue," he says.
King says if Lott fires Goddard, it could have a negative impact on other city workers and prospective employees. "What sense would it make to come and work, if the pay is low, and you can be fired at a whim? Why would you do it? In this whole situation that is something that city officials need to be aware of," says King.
Goddard filed an EEOC complaint claiming Lott discriminated against her because of her race, age, and, gender.