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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 >>
Dougherty County School Board member David Maschke has given Darrell Sabbs and Associates a deadline to repay money that Maschke claims was improperly awarded to Sabbs' company.
"In my letter I'm calling for Mr. Saabs to return the money," said Maschke.
Maschke says the money was supposed to pay for 14 Saturday instructional days for students.
He says that obligation was never met.
"Only 12 instructional sessions were ever held and then there was a 13th shorter session, which was just a field day session," said Maschke.
Now he wants Sabbs to refund more than $11,000 by Friday at 3 p.m.
We caught up with Sabbs' lawyer, Maurice King, Jr., Thursday evening by phone and he says the contract wasn't improperly awarded.
"There are two things I can establish as a matter of law. I can establish that the board approved the contract and I can establish the Georgia Department of education approved it," said King, Jr.
King went on to say his client won't meet any deadline set by Maschke because he doesn't have any power to set one.
"First of all, as an individual board member, he doesn't have the legal authority to set a deadline," said King, Jr.
Maschke says if the money isn't paid by Friday's deadline he will talk to former board members in hopes they can persuade Sabbs to pay up.
"It's clear that the school system administration has been improperly handling funds, improperly awarding contracts and the board has a responsibility, in my opinion, to get after this," said Maschke.
King says bring it on.
"If Maschke thinks he can prove what he says, then let him sue and we'll counterclaim," said King, Jr.
Maschke says if former school board members and the current superintendent can't make Sabbs pay up, then he'll ask the board to take legal action.