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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.
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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 >>
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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.
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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 >>
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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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dougherty County's current coroner Emma Quimbley hopes to be re-elected. But a jailer for the Dougherty County Sheriff Department wants to take her place.
Andrew Harris is a licensed funeral director and embalmer, which he says makes him the better candidate. "I've had to go to school. I've taken grief psychology and all of those courses. I learned anatomy and learned all the parts of the body. I know what it takes," said Harris.
"Being a licensed funeral director you will never have to make funeral arrangements with the family you are helping in the capacity as the coroner," said Quimbley.
As coroner Quimbley wants to take a proactive approach and continue to focus on the youth. "We've worked hard on bringing the office to full-time. And now that is behind us, we are going to continue to work with children," said Quimbley.
"This past four years we have done something special with our juniors and seniors with mock demonstrations. And now we have a DVD."
Harris said he will focus on bringing unity. "I can bring back to the funeral homes a sense of peace in knowing that I will bring fair play; not only for one funeral home, but for every funeral home in the area," said Harris.
But both say they will bring compassion to a dark position. "There is an understanding and compassion that you have to have to comfort these families and explain how it happened, why it happened," said Quimbley.
"When one has lost a family member or loved one, they are at their most vulnerable moment. And you need to be very compassionate toward that family. And I can do that because I have been in the funeral profession for over 20 years," said Harris.
And both want to be there to serve the residents of Dougherty County.