Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 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 18, 2008
Lee County -- The Big Switch will happen one year from now. Are you ready?
Starting February 17th, 2009, old analog televisions that use antennas will not work, unless you get one of the new converter boxes to bring you into the Digital TV age. Carol Rathel's Television is her main source of information for keeping up with the latest weather developments. "I have kids and horses, and have to keep up with any developing storms," Rathel said.
Rathel uses an analog TV with an antenna, and she knows she will have to get ready for the Big Switch. "I don't have any clue how to."
The federal government ordered the switch to digital, a more flexible and efficient technology that offers dramatically better quality transmission.
Shermaze Ingram of the National Association of Broadcasters said "Anyone out there that does not have a digital set will have to upgrade. Otherwise, they won't get a picture," if they get their signal over-the-air.
The good news for the nearly 20 million households that receive over the air television signals, the switch to digital is pretty simple. All you have to do is get a converter box that hooks to your TV. To get your converter, you first sign up to receive a forty dollar coupon from the federal government that will cut the price down to ten or twenty dollars each. Each household can get two of the forty dollar coupons.
U. S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said "We've already received requests from half a million households."
The converter boxes will soon be for sale in most stores where you can buy televisions. But all the stores we contacted in Albany said they do not have them in stock yet.
Many people will not have to do anything. If you bought a new television for Christmas, you won't need the converter, it's only needed for TV's that are several years old and don't have a digital tuner.
If you subscribe to a cable or satellite service you don't have to change anything; those companies will convert the digital for you. It's just for people who get their signal over the air.
But it's time to get started going digital, because one year from now if you haven't made the switch, your old analog signal will go black.
You can get much more detailed information about the Big Switch HERE.