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 27, 2007
Albany-- Albany city leaders have found gaps in one of their code enforcement ordinances. They want more detailed rules on how alcohol licenses are issued or maintained.
There are restrictions as to how close any business that sells alcohol is to a church, school or other alcohol-selling establishment. But the problem is that there wasn't a concrete understanding as to how that proximity should be measured.
Code Enforcement Director Mike Tilson found a difference between state law and the local ordinance.
"The bottom line is I'm asking for guidance on whether we draw a straight line between a door and a property line or door-to-door or do we follow a walking path," said Tilson.
Tuesday night, that walking path proximity rule was made clear for the distance between schools, churches and alcohol selling establishments. But commissioners still want a more concrete ordinance for the distance between two bars.
City leaders also defined the definition of a church as a permanent stand-alone building. where persons assemble for religious worship. They also passed a grandfather clause for current businesses. When licenses expire in December, proximity won't have to be looked at again when they renew.
Commissioners also made some other changes. Downtown businesses that want to have outdoor seating or sidewalk cafes must now get permission from the city.
City leaders don't want outdoor tables and chairs to impact public safety or health. Some city sidewalks are very narrow. City commissioners passed a resolution that will make businesses ask for an encroachment.
The city will survey the area and let them know how many tables and chairs they're allowed to have. Eventually as part of the Riverfront District Downtown, sidewalks will be widened.