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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. 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 >>
CAMILLA, GA (WALB) - Georgia is trying to get a handle on the homeless problem.
The Department of Community Affairs is embarking on the second homeless count to find out how many people in Georgia need housing.
They're visiting communities statewide to get them involved in administering the surveys.
On Thursday they were in southwest Georgia.
The Southwest Georgia Regional Development Center is trying to get the word out about the upcoming homeless count.
"We want to really get a pulse for what's happening in southwest Georgia," said Lauren Miller, S.W. Georgia Regional Development Center.
The center is working with the Department of Community Affairs, on how to train local officials to conduct the surveys.
"We're working with communities all over the state to get ready, and really try to understand the size and the seriousness of housing problems in the state," said Dr. Jane Massey, GA Department of Community Affairs.
The eight counties in southwest Georgia participating in the count will contact area agencies to get the surveys completed.
Agencies like the Albany Rescue Mission.
Organizations like this will be contacted to help collecting information.
"Those organizations will then administer the survey to people they provide service to," said Massey.
"Once we can identify what the problem is, we can identify what the solution is," said Miller.
Six counties in southwest Georgia have still not signed up for the homeless count.
In addition to collecting the numbers, the surveys will help to develop potential programs and funding opportunities to aid the homeless population.
No personal information such as social security numbers, or names will be collected, only initials and birth date.