Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:24 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:24:40 GMT
As Moore, Oklahoma begins what is sure be a long recovery period, folks here in Georgia are revisiting their own safety plans. Tornado and other emergency drills are common in our schools, but one southMore >>
As Moore, Oklahoma begins what is sure be a long recovery period, folks here in Georgia are revisiting their own safety plans. Tornado and other emergency drills are common in our schools, but one south Georgia school superintendent says the preparedness should not just remain in the classroom.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:44 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:44:00 GMT
A Tift County cold case still haunts a family nearly 10 years a young mother's murder. It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her familyMore >>
It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her family believes someone knows who killed her, and they hope the person with that information will bring them the peace they need.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:28:33 GMT
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency: Southwest Georgia Public Health: This public resource targets communities in Southwest Georgia and includes suggestionsMore >>
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:51:04 GMT
Information from the Tift County Sheriff's Office- On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force along with the Tift County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant on the residence of 36More >>
The Mid-South Narcotics Task Force and the Tift County Sheriff's Office arrested 36 year old Daniel Eubanks, and seized over $100K in cash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:38 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:38:05 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
As Lowndes County grows, so do the needs of the community. Tuesday, the Lowndes County Board of Commissioners broke ground on more than 28 million dollars worth of capital projects.
The historic day began at the new Clyattville Fire Department on Madison Highway. The 45-hundred foot station will take 6 months to construct.
These projects were funded by SPLOST... the county's Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.
The next stop for the Board of Commissioners was here at the Lowndes County Jail. This new phase of construction will cost over 18 million dollars and take approximately a year and a half to complete. The jail is bursting at the seams.
"Unfortunately, you have to deal with the problems that come with growth. That's why we're expanding the jail," says Rod Casey of the Board of Commissioners.
Stop number three was at the County judicial complex. A new administrative wing will be added so people can access multiple county services in one convenient location.
The final ground-breaking took place at the new Lowndes County Emergency Operations Center. The board of commissioners notes that even the construction itself, will bring benefits. Joe Pritchard, Manager of Lowndes County, says, "It's really a shot in the arm economically as well to the construction aspect of the community because things are slow right now."
It seems the citizens of Lowndes will benefit from both the building and the final product.