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 >>
October 31, 2007
Douglas -- With family by his side, Douglas Mayor Tony Paulk hopes others in the community will support him, too, on November 6th.
He said, "Basically, I've provided a number of things. Leadership, leadership, leadership, accountability and responsibility to the citizens of Douglas and to the tax payers."
But he won't be the only name on the ballot. His challenger; former Douglas City Manager Jackie Wilson.
"I'm passionate about this city. I'm compassionate, and love the citizens of this city. And I have 42 years of experience that I think will help me make decisions when I'm mayor," said Wilson.
With just over 10,000 citizens, Douglas is the largest city in a growing Coffee County. One important issue here, financing improvements to the city's water and sewer.
"This type of project you don't fund with taxes, you use enterprise funds. So we need to get as many grants and low interest loans we can get so we don't finance our citizens more than they can pay," says Wilson.
But Paulk says, "The only way that the city can raise money is through tax, fines, fees, and utilities. You don't just go out and buy something and then find a way to fund it. We find a way to fund it first."
With more than four decades of public service experience, Wilson says proven leadership will enable financial growth.
"I have a lot of economic development experience. We have a great economic development staff and board. And the thing that the city's expected to do, I've got 42 years experience in that,"said Wilson.
But Paulk feels his years as mayor of Douglas has proven he's the people's candidate.
He said, "Douglas has been able to replace a thousand jobs that we lost. We have two new industries, more restaurants than you can count, and the city of Douglas is very strong financially. And we're going to continue on that path."
Will there be a new addition to the wall of mayors in Douglas City Hall, or will it remain the same? The voters will answer that question next Tuesday.