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 >>
August 13, 2002
You'll find all three candidates running for Dougherty County Commission District 4 on the Democratic ballot. Tommy Pollock, Chuck Lingle, and Roger Marietta are looking to replace Connie Meier, who has represented District 4 for 15 years.
All three are democrats, but that's about all they have in common. Pollock owns Artesian Marketing, a golf product distributor. His main goal is to bring jobs to this area.
"I have already talked with two businesses about coming to Albany. We need new jobs and new taxpayers moving to this county," said Pollock.
Roger Marietta teaches Political Science at Darton College and is a former mayor of Fayetteville, Ga. "If you want status quo, who have already increased taxes, continue to vote for the regular guys. I'm not status quo, and I can improve things for our county," said Marietta.
Chuck Lingle served on the Dougherty County School board for 12 years. "I know the problems facing this county. I want to solve those problems."
Recently, homes in Dougherty County were reassessed. And, these candidates realize the weight of this change.
"The reassessment is state mandated, so our hands our tied. But, we can boost the economic development of this county," said Lingle.
"If I'm elected, I want to review how the tax commissioner reasseses homes, to make sure it's fair and equitable," said Marietta.
"The only way to lower property taxes is to increase the tax base, by bring new businesses to the county," said Pollock.
These three candidates near the final leg of the race for the District 4 seat, with the finish line just a week away.
If you live in District 4, you vote at Sherwood Elementary, Merry Acres Middle School, Covenant Church, Albany High School, or Palmyra Church.