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 >>
June 20, 2007
Albany -- Dougherty County leaders postponed a decision that would have provided the Riverquarium a quarter-million dollars.
Commissioners voted unanimously to wait until the Georgia Department of Revenue approves the county's tax digest, which will determine the county's millage rate.
The county's proposed millage rate is 12.397 mills based on the county's proposed $47.1 million dollar budget.
Finance committee member Lamar Hudgins says typically the county would know what the millage rate would be by now. However, home reevaluations and appeals have delayed the millage rate.
Hudgins recommends no more spending until the tax digest is determined sometime in September.
Not everyone is pleased with this decision. "I'm certainly disappointed the issue remains in limbo, but limbo at this point should be considered the silver lining. It wasn't out right denied," said RiverQuarium CEO Scott Loehr.
"We just don't want to make promises in June when they're really not absolutely necessary to be made regarding Riverquarium, and then have to fall back on those promises in September," said Hudgins.
The Riverquarium generates about $1.2 million annually. CEO Loehr says that amount still doesn't meet all of the Riverquarium's expenses.
Recently, the downtown attraction has had to eliminate positions and reduce programs due to low funds.