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 >>
November 6, 2007
Albany - Confusion at the polls today. At least three Albany voters were turned away because poll workers didn't believe they lived inside the city limits. The family lived and paid taxes in Albany for six years. Eventually, it all got sorted out, and they were able to cast provisional ballots.
She has a degree in political science and has worked in local politics in Georgia, so having an opportunity to express her voice through voting is a top priority for Carolyn Friend. "It's very important. I've voted ever since I was 18 years old."
Now 73, Friend says she was shocked when poll workers at the Beattie Road precinct told her and other family members that they weren't city residents, and therefore couldn't vote in today's election.
She said, "They explained to me there was something wrong with the computer that addresses in the 1900 block of Beattie Road were considered in the city."
In reality, only homes on Beattie road that are to South of Westgate Drive and on the West side of Beattie are outside the city limits, so Friend and her family members were eventually given provisional ballots.
"It's confusing in that the county line actually runs down the middle of the road on Beattie Road. We simply had some people in the county that should have been listed in the city," said Carolyn Hatcher.
Although she was able to cast her vote, Friend doesn't quite trust the provisional ballot. "Personally I doubt it will be counted but they said it would."
But Hatcher says every vote counts. "Even though they voted provisional ballot, it will count the same tonight."
And her address will be listed within the city limits for the future elections. Carolyn Hatcher says the only other confusion today came from voters who are registered to vote in the county, showing up at polls to vote in city elections.