A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
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The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
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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.
Albany- Albany Police are establishing a community coalition to fight underage drinking. They have applied for a state grant of more than $70,000 to battle people under 21 drinking alcoholic beverages.
This year, the Albany Dougherty Drug Unit has been checking stores and restaurants, to see if they will sell alcohol to people under 21. Fifty-five percent of the stores sold the drinks to undercover officers. Two stores have had their alcohol licenses suspended for selling to minors.
Police want to step up their enforcement of drinking age laws. Albany Police Chief Bobby Johnson said "Persons under the age who drink don't perform as well at school. Often get involved in negative activities such as fighting, and activities that would lead to criminal activity. We also recognize that these kids are involved in a number of crashes."
The Albany Dougherty County Enforcing Underage Drinking Law coalition held their first meeting in July. Police have their fingers crossed they will earn a $70,000 grant from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.
They will use most of the money to educate businesses and teens about underage drinking laws. Start up money will be used to buy surveillance equipment to make sure those laws are complied with.
Chief Johnson said "We are enforcing this, and it is our responsibility to make sure our most prized human resources are protected."
The State Grant will be awarded in October, and city leaders feel good about earning it.
Juvenile Court Statistics show that arrests for minors possessing alcohol in Dougherty County increased 29 percent in 2001.