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 >>
April 10, 2006
Moultrie - The city of Moultrie is undergoing rapid growth in population and businesses. All that growth has created a squeeze on schools, recreational facilities and even subdivisions, but plans are underway to relieve the pressure, and grow Moultrie even more.
It could be said that the city of Moultrie has a people problem. Bob Swadel says,"Where are we going to put the people? And where are they moving to? And how do we accommodate them and do we have the infrastructure in place already and can we react fast enough to try to stay ahead of the curve?"
A curve that leads Moultrie from a field of dreams to a dream destination. Patsy Browning of Browning Brass Key Realty says, "Never seen it grow like it's growing now. It's growing very rapidly."
So rapidly that homes and home sites sell themselves. New subdivisions are popping up all over town. Bobby and Patsy Browning have already sold two of the 250 lots available for a new gated community, and it isn't even listed. A far cry from the way business was just two years ago. Bobby says, "Are we going to be able to sell this property or not? Today, it's like, who's going to buy it?"
And whoever buys could have kids or grand kids who will need a place to go to school, but some of them, like Odom Elementary are at or near capacity. Superintendent Leonard McCoy says, "We accept the fact that we're going to grow. We welcome it. We would much rather deal with the issues of growth than a declining enrollment and because we think it's just indicative of a healthy economy and Colquitt County being a great place to live."
And apparently a great place to play as well. Membership at the YMCA has doubled in the past two years, but where will all those new members park? Swadel says, "I'd rather be adding parking than have to worry about nobody being in the parking lot."
But it appears there will be a lot more lots in the future.
The Colquitt County School System has grown by close to 215 students this year, the biggest increase in about 10 years. There are currently renovation and expansion projects underway, but no plans for building new schools.