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 >>
August 29, 2007
Albany -- Safe schools are a top priority in Dougherty County. That's why the school system is reviewing security at every school. They want to know which schools need improvement and how they can best protect students.
If you want to get into Radium Springs Middle School, it's not as easy as just walking in the door. Every entry into the school is locked, except the front door. Teachers and other staff members must use a badge in order to be allowed access.
And while walking up to the school, or around inside, smile, because you're being recorded on one of many cameras throughout the campus. "The cameras first and foremost serve as a deterrent," says Assistant Principal Vinson Davis.
He says the cameras keep any mischievous students from committing mischievous acts. A color monitoring system, and computer software, allows administrators and office staff to keep an eye on kids all day, but the cameras don't shut off when school shuts down. "The cameras operate 24 hours a day, so they're always on," said Davis.
Not all schools have systems as sophisticated as Radium Middle's. But it may not be long before they are put in place. "I want to ensure that we have as comprehensive a security system as possible," said School Board Chairman Michael Windom.
He asked the school police force to break it down. Which schools have state of the art systems like this, and which schools are lacking altogether? "We just want to have an understanding going on around us so we can react to any activity that may be inappropriate," Windom said.
And you never know, these cameras just may catch someone doing something right. If more surveillance systems are needed, sales tax revenue may be available to pay for them.