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 >>
A complete reversal by Governor Nathan Deal Thursday, as the state investigation into Dougherty County School's 2009 C-R-C-T exams is back on.
Wednesday his office said he was ending the investigation.
Late Thursday afternoon Governor Deal said state investigators want to complete the probe because they have serious concerns about what they found here so far.
Governor Nathan Deal said state investigators convinced him to continue the probe into cheating allegations in Dougherty County's 2009 CRCT.
""Unfortunately, I have received word today that the investigators review of their preliminary results in Dougherty County has raised grave concerns. We owe it to the children of Dougherty County to get answers." said Governor Nathan Deal.
Former Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers, who is leading the state investigation said ""After reviewing the preliminary results of the investigation in Dougherty County on Wednesday and today, contrary to my initial impression, I do not believe the investigation should be terminated."
Dougherty County School officials thought the investigation was over, following yesterdays statement from the Governor's Office.
School System Attorney Tommy Coleman said "I'm sure that the school superintendent and the board members feel like they are on the end of a yo-yo."
School Board Chairman James Bush told me "I am stunned."
Earlier Thursday Superintendent Dr. Joshua Murfree, still thinking they had been exonerated said "I don't know if there is some kind of witch hunt, but I can look right then and see that there was no cheating based on that."
School Board member David Maschke said tonight ""We will continue to be open with investigators, to prove we have done nothing wrong, and complete this investigation as soon as possible."
Coleman said "If there is cheater in the Dougherty County School System, we want to know it. We want to take action as well."
Governor Deal said "I have instructed the investigators to present me with a complete report of their investigation into the Dougherty County School System as quickly as possible."
Dougherty County School officials said this investigation has been a distraction before, and is still hanging over them.@
Coleman said that the investigation will probably not continue until the first of August, when the teachers return to work.