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 >>
July 18, 2006
Albany-- For a second time, Freddie Powell Sims has defeated Lawrence Roberts for a seat in the Georgia House. Two years ago, Sims ousted Roberts and now she will hold on to the District 151 seat with 66 percent of the vote.
Both candidates for the State Representative District 151 seat spent the night watching poll results closely. Lawrence Roberts optimistically waited at the Government Center.
"We're optimistic that our hard work paid off," says Roberts. Roberts spent twelve years in the General Assembly, experience he says made him want to run again.
"There's a lot of projects that are left unfinished and I need to get back in there and finish those projects for the people of Albany-Dougherty County," says Roberts. And it's those same people that decide just who will win.
Roberts' second time opponent Freddie Powell Sims sat anxiously with family, friends and supporters. By 8:30, she still hadn't won but had 63 percent of the vote.
"There's always a lot of hard work in campaigning but it is so worth it," says Powell-Sims. It paid off. By 9:30, she won the election with 66 percent. She credits a tough campaign and voter turnout.
"I'm very appreciative of that and I'm looking forward to serving another two years," says Powell Sims. For two more years, she'll continue focusing on economic development and education in the general assembly.
"We are so in need of a viable school system, one that is strong and one that can support economic development in this area," says Powell-Sims.
Roberts says it's up in the air if he'll try a third time for the 151 seat. "You can never say never. I said never two years ago and I found myself here again this time," says Roberts.
But for now it'll be Freddie Powell Sims representing parts of Albany in the state House of Representatives.
Lawrence Roberts says he wishes Sims the best and hopes she does a good job for the area.