May 31, 2006
Sylvester - - Some people who live in Worth county say a new garbage pick-up policy stinks.
This week, the county began enforcing it's yellow sticker program. Residents must have a yellow sticker on their garbage can or their trash wont be picked up.
In order to get the sticker you have to pay outstanding fines. Some people say they never knew they had delinquent payments, and now they're not getting service until they pay them.
"If I owed them how come they hadn't notified me before I payed a year at a time?" says Sylvester resident Margaret McDonald.
"I'm not saying this worked 100 percent, I'm saying this eliminated a lot of problems in people paying on their accounts," says Clerk Frances Nichols.
County officials say some people were getting away with free garbage pick-up and people who moved were having problems transferring their service.
They hope the new system will fix those problems.
A jury convicted a Crisp County man on two counts of child molestation Friday. The jury came back with a guilty verdict for Hermenegildo Virgil Friday.
The holiday season has arrived and Dougherty County leaders want people to be more safe than ever.
Saturday morning, a few extra paws joined runners at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany. Racers and supporters alike showed their passion for supporting veterans this morning.
Troopers with the Georgia state patrol responded to a fatal crash in Coffee County around 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Three people are behind bars in the Dougherty County Jail for their part in a shooting at Albany State University.