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 >>
April 6, 2008
Albany -- Georgians with a concealed weapons permit would be able to carry a gun in more places under a bill passed by state Legislators.
The bill would allow guns on public transportation, in restaurants and state parks. It would also allow employees to leave weapons in their cars at work as long as the employer says it okay.
But some South Georgians say state lawmakers are shooting themselves in the foot. "I think that having guns in more places will have a possibility of increased shootings, and increase the accessibly of guns to young people," said Donald Marks.
"It's okay to have one for the protection of your home, but in public places I disagree," said Bonnie Hawkins.
"It depends on the person. If it's there to protect you, yeah. If it's there for different job, no," said Megan Lattimore.
Many say this is a recipe for more crime. "In the heat of the moment people react differently. You never know what can happen," said mother of two, Shannon Nichols.
"If people say or do something that a person dislikes, it's much easier to grab that gun than it is to try to reason with the person," said Hawkins.
"I definitely wouldn't mess with anyone who's got a gun, I guess it would make you safer. I believe you should be able to carry a gun if you go through the right channels to get one," said Michael Hendrix.
And those who disagree with the bill say this is the problem. The state does not require firearm safety training making it too easy to get a permit. "I believe that we have the right to bear arms, but we also have the right to be responsible," said Marks.
This bill now goes before Governor Sonny Perdue.The original bill would have also allowed guns in churches and public gatherings but that was stripped in the final version.