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 >>
February 13, 2008
Lowndes County - After over 16 years in office, Lowndes County Sheriff Ashley Paulk is retiring and many candidates are hoping to fill his shoes.
Captain JD Yeager and Roy Hart are two of the five candidates hoping to do so.
Roy Hart has been in law enforcement for 20 years. He's now second in command for the Quitman Police Department but now wants to be sheriff of Lowndes County.
He says he can develop a better relationship between the department, the community, and other agencies.
"Now I'm sure if you called the sheriff's department they will come to you but you don't have that family oriented love that flows from law enforcement to law enforcement. I don't think it's there and I want to create that," Hart says.
He also wants to get the joint crime lab up and running as well as create an in house gang unit that will focus on fighting gang activity in the county.
And there's only one way he can do it. "I'm the man for the job and I would appreciate your vote."
But Captain JD Yeager says he's the best man for the job. He's also worked in law enforcement for 20 years, most of those at the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.
"I worked my way through the ranks at the Sheriff's Office, I've worked in every division, I've commanded every division in the Sheriff's Office and for about seven years I've been responsible for all the day to day operations," Yeager says.
He's says continuing the jail expansion is a top priority, as well as putting a full time D.A.R.E. officer at each school.
"That's the connection we make with the young kids when they start out in Pre-K and elementary school and we can keep that connection," Yeager says. "We keep that contact with them and it's working. It's making a difference."
All he needs is your vote. "I'm asking the members of the community to invest in me and believe in me and give me the opportunity to be sheriff of Lowndes County."
Both men have big ideas and you can vote who will get to carry theirs out in the primaries on July 15.
Chris Prine, Calvin Troy and Freddie Taylor also hope to be elected sheriff.
We'll introduce you to each of them later this week.