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 >>
May 13, 2008
Valdosta - Bad news Tuesday for south Georgia sub-contractors still owed millions of dollars for work on a stalled Moody Family housing project.
They had their first face to face meeting with a top Air Force official.
While he told them fixing the Moody housing mess is one of his top priorities, it will be months before they get the money they are owed...if they get it at all.
In all, the sub-contractors lost $11 million in the failed Moody Family Housing Project. It's cost many their life savings, their homes, their business and their jobs.
All because the contractor, the Carabetta Group, simply stopped paying. The Hunt-Pinnacle group has signed a letter of intent to purchase the property.
But Tuesday, Assistant Air Force Secretary Bill Anderson says it's doubtful that all the money will be recovered.
"Issues like the sub-contractors and debts owed to them will be negotiated between the two major parties and its our hope that the solution will provide some relief to those subcontractors," Anderson says.
The sub-contractors walked off the job site over a year ago when the checks stopped coming in. The 600 homes they were hired to build have rotted behind locked gates ever since.
Many will be destroyed and the project significantly downsized. "Houses that haven't been weather proofed that have been here through the summer and winter are probably going to be demolished," says Congressman Jack Kingston.
"There's been value that was invested in the project that will provide no cash flow to the owner and because of that the overall value of the project will go down which will require a down scope in the project to make ends meet and it be a financially sound project to the prospective buyer," Anderson adds.
The FBI and the Department of Justice are investigating the Carabetta Group.
Lowndes County Sheriff Ashley Paulk says he wants to launch his own investigation too.
If a deal is made, they expect work to resume and some debt repaid by early fall. Once the purchase goes through,the Carabetta Group could be black listed from any future government contracts.