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 26, 2002
Lee County-- There are laws designed to safeguard pools to make sure it's difficult for children to get into a swimming area. Unfortunately, many pool owners don't follow, or don't even know all the rules.
Diane L'Herault installed a pool this summer, and she made sure a child proof latch was put on the fence gate. "For safety reasons. I wanted something where little ones couldn't easily open it."
You have to push down on the latch to open the gate. There is also a closing device to shut the gate. These are some of the top products available to safeguard pools.
Ray Hinman has been building swimming pools in South Georgia for 27 years. He says pool owners have to take steps to keep other people's children safe. "Most of the drownings, even in residential pools, are not the people that own the swimming pool, or their children. It's somebody that's come from outside."
The Georgia zoning and building code says swimming pools must be completed surrounded by a fence. City of Albany Planning Manager Elizabeth Dean said "A four foot tall fence. The gate must be self-closing and have a self-latching mechanism on it. There are also regulations about the openings in the fence, and how much opening you can have at the bottom to prevent anyone from being able to crawl under."
Regulations also say if your house has a door opening directly into the pool area, it must have an audible alarm to let you know when the door is opened.
Swimming pools and water are very attractive to young children, and a drowning can happen in seconds. That's why the L'Heraults want the child-proof locks on their pool fence gate.
Atlas Fence Company can install a child proof latch and closing device on fence gates for around $75.00.