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 >>
January 16, 2007
Thomasville-- The Department of Transportation has worked on the Madison Street bridge since last January. They say if all goes well, the bridge should be open in the next two months. For drivers and business owners in the area, that day can't come soon enough.
Construction on the Madison Street bridge is right on the doorstep of the Southern Trim Shop. Owner Grady Register says that's made normal operation of his business a challenge. "A few times, I was paralyzed I couldn't get the cars in and out you know. But they've been good to work with me though," said Register.
Because of the bridge's construction, the department of transportation set up a detour. That stops a lot of traffic from ever getting down to Southern Trim Shop. "Most people are not going to bring their nice car down here in this kind of mess and I can understand that, I sure can," Register said.
Motorists who have to take the detour everyday are getting fed up. "They need to fix it," exclaimed one such driver. Another said, "its taking too long, we talk about it at work all the time."
The Department of Transportation says for the most part, the bridge's construction has gone according to plan, with no major set backs.
"Hopefully they'll start putting some asphalt here, the latter part of the week, or next week, hopefully," Register said.
DOT says if all goes well and the weather cooperates, the bridge will open by spring. And when that happens, everyone will be a lot happier. "Hopefully business will pick up," said Register.
"Its not that much time but it's just having to go all the way around and your used to going across the bridge everyday," said one driver.
The total cost of the Madison Street Bridge project is just over $6 million, and DOT says it will come in on budget.