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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.
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) -
In just an hour the American Idol finalists will take the stage and when the show ends the phone lines will open and the voting will begin.
Will America choose Leesburg's Phillip Phillips to be the next American Idol?
Many here in south Georgia have voted thousands of times. Others will vote for the first time tonight.
Tonight marks the last time Idol contestants will compete for America's Vote. While some have watched all season.
"I watch it all the time," said Sandra Clift, American Idol watcher
They've haven't voted.
"He's done quite well without my assistance, but I do hope he wins," said Clift.
For others worried about the outcome, as it got down to the final three, they picked up the phone.
"It was getting down and I was getting a little nervous," said Carol Furtado, First Time Voter
They'll have the phone in hand tonight.
"Will you vote for him again tonight, Absolutely, I have a cell phone and an office phone I'm voting twice," said Furtado.
Some have voted thousands of times, dialing and marking each one until their hands hurt. Those who are looking for the easy way out, using an app that will cast a ballot thousands of times may find out their votes don't count at all.
The Idol website shows their voting is monitored by an independent vote management company and they reserve the right to remove so called power dialing votes, that are cast in a significant block, either by technical enhancements or otherwise that make voting unfair. That's why many are calling for all hands on deck for Phillip.
"We're going to vote as early as we can and as often, I think we've got two hours after the show is over to vote," said Dr. David Wren, Chiropractor.
South Georgia may vote more for Phillip Phillips than they have their local political candidates. 60 percent of Lee County voted in the 2008 primary elections, that number fell to 25 percent last year.
Leaving one to questions of the 90 million votes last week how many came from south Georgia? Only Idol producers know.
You can call as many times as you like to vote for the next American Idol. Only AT&T customers can text in their votes. You can vote on-line, but only 50 on-line votes will count.