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 >>
October 8, 2002
Valdosta - Three Barbie dolls painted black, hanging from a tree by nooses. This is the scene several Lowndes High Students found outside the school last Thursday.
"We're embarrassed that something like this has happened, but have taken measures to ensure that it does not happen again in the future," said Dr. Steve Smith, Lowndes School Superintendent.
Three white students connected to the incident have been suspended for five days. But concerned parents say that's not good enough.
"Five days suspension is not enough punishment for a hate crime like this," said Cynthia Turner, Concerned Parent. "They should have been expelled or something more serious."
But according to Lowndes School Superintendent Steve Smith, proper action was taken. "The code of conduct has been followed and we have done everything possible to punish the students and resolve the matter," said Smith.
LHS students are shocked and disturbed at such an event.
"I took it as a threat, so I'm just glad they've been punished and it wasn't overlooked," said Candice Close, LHS Student.
"It was a senseless act by a few students being immature and stupid," said Hannah Ary, LHS Student Body President.
But students say in no way is this a reflection of their school.
"We've never had anything like this happen here and I hope people don't think we all act this way," said Blake Bonner, LHS Student.
School officials say they haven't dropped the issue and additional punishment may be handed out in the future. But they assure Lowndes High will continue to be a safe learning environment for students and educators.