Monday, May 20 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:45:59 GMT
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:30:40 GMT
By PAMELA SAMPSON AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) - The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, andMore >>
The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China. Benchmark crude for June delivery was down 55 cents to $95.47 a barrel, but gas in East Albany was $3.42 this morning....More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:03 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:03:02 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.
Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:22:08 GMT
When times are tough, small businesses usually take the hardest hit but when things start looking up, they're often the quickest to recover. That's exactly what the Albany Chamber of Commerce says they'veMore >>
The Albany Chamber of Commerce is using a series of Lunch and Learns during National Small Business Appreciation week to make it easier for small businesses to bounce back, by encouraging all to participate and gather the right tools.More >>
A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
February 22, 2008
Nashville - Sheriff Anthony Heath says a lack of child support payments is a problem in Berrien County. "It was a cycle where they were incarcerated but then in a couple of weeks they were released so there was really no punishment for them not paying," Heath says.
He's now initiated a plan that he hopes will change that and so far, it seems to be working.
He's teamed up with area businesses who are providing jobs to inmates incarcerated for not paying their child support.
"It's a Monday through Friday work week unless certain provisions are made. They still sleep here at night and weekends they stay here."
But it's the sheriff's department who receives their paycheck. "Their check is made out to the Berrien County Sheriffs Office and we put it into an account for them and pay their child support," Heath says.
And anything extra goes to the upkeep of the jail. "We are actually re-cooping enough money to operate our jail when it's finally breaking even and showing a small profit in the end of the month."
He says if that keeps up, it could be reflected in your bill with a tax cut. Making it a win-win situation for not only the children in need but all residents in Berrien County.
He says the job could even turn into full time employment once the inmates are released.
If not they'll be back in and won't be released until the child support office is sure they'll pay their dues.