Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 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 >>
LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) - Lee County could be going red. Commissioners are considering setting up an automated telephone system to alert people of severe weather.
The county has been approved for a FEMA grant to help out with the cost of a Code Red Emergency Notification System. Once residents register their phone numbers, the system would alert them of severe weather or any other emergency situation like a missing child or escaped inmate.
The system would cost about $23,000. The grant would pay half the first year. Commissioners will decide whether to accept the grant at their next meeting. Dougherty County put a similar system in place last year.
Truckers may soon have to avoid more than two dozen roads in Lee County. Commissioner Dennis Roland says some truck drivers are taking shortcuts through the county and leaving potholes and damage in their path.
To avoid the problem, he wants big trucks banned from 26 Lee County roads including Grave Springs, Oakland and Palmyra roads. "The state has little money for funding of highways and we certainly don't have it and it's just a good sense measure to keep them from tearing up our roads and to keep citizens from having to pay to have them serviced or worked," said Roland.
Signs would go up reflecting which roads would be prohibited to truck drivers. Commissioners will vote on the new truck route ordinance at their next meeting.
Also Tuesday night, commissioners chose Ed Duffy as Commission Chairman and new member Rick Muggridge as Vice Chairman.