Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 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 11, 2006
Valdosta - It's one of the best known landmarks in Valdosta. "It's a beautiful 19-acre lake," said Von Shipman, Engineer.
The Millpond is known for its scenic beauty, but also notorious for structural problems with the dam. "Every time the water rises, it puts additional pressure on the structure," said Shipman.
Once again, heavy rain forced excess water across the dam and caused it to spring several leaks. "All the water you see coming up is water leaking through," said Shipman.
Luckily, someone noticed the leaks and engineers were able to lower the water level before it caused more damage. The city has called in a consultant. "They'll evaluate the condition of the structure, and what kind of repairs can be made to make the situation safer," said Shipman.
But the bottom line is, any solution will likely be temporary, and the whole dam needs to be replaced. It's a huge project the city can't afford right now. "We think it will take three or four million dollars to fix the problem," said Shipman.
But they're counting on money from FEMA to make it happen. "We're expecting to hear back on the grant from them in September," said Shipman.
In the meantime, the problem will once again get a bandaid, and engineers will hope and pray that the dam can stand strong until they're granted that much needed money to make the permanent repairs.
If the dam was to break, engineers say Jerry Jones Road would act as the dam and prevent any damage to homes around the pond. But some water would likely spill across the road and cause traffic problems.