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 >>
September 13, 2006
Leesburg - Lee County is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. As more people move into the county, buy homes, and open businesses, they also bring along their children. That's putting the school system in a squeeze, so it's adding on to accomodate the new student population.
Schools in Lee County have a reputation, a good one. "That's the reason I moved to Lee County." For the schools? "Yeah," says Chris King. He has two children in the school system. He says he's been shocked by the growth of the county. He says, "Every year it's more and more kids and they say it's three or four people moving into Lee County everyday."
That growth, with the state's new class size restrictions, led to the need for more classroom space. "It's a lot larger, a lot more children in the class I think," says one grandmother, "but I think as far as the overall education, I think they're doing an extremely good job." And to continue doing a good job, the schools are expanding.
10 classrooms will be added to Lee County Primary. A 12 classroom expansion project is already underway at Kinchafoonee Primary. She says, "They're growing rapidly."
And King thinks they'll be adding more schools, not just classrooms in the near future. "I think they will, I don't think it will be a bad idea at all." The 10 classroom expansion at Lee County Primary will cost about $1.8 million.
The growth in Lee County also created a need for more postal service. More people means more parcels passing through the county. That's why a new post office opened earlier this week. Residents say it's a big help, and a much bigger building. Isreal Willis says, "That downtown there had gotten so small that it wouldn't accomodate the people, so they had no other option than to build something larger." What do you think about it? "Oh, it's great. It's great." Leodis Butts adds, "I think that's the reason they built the post office bigger because so many people were moving in."
The new post office, located on Robert B. Lee drive, opened Monday.