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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
It will cost Dougherty County taxpayers $73,000 to pay off outgoing school superintendent Joshua Murfree. The board voted to terminate Murfree's current contract today and sign a new one that calls for him to leave his job in one month. But he'll still be paid through June.
Only four members agreed to sign the new 13-page agreement between Joshua Murfree and Dougherty County School board members, but it's enough to release Murfree- six months before his contract was up.
Dougherty County School Superintendent Joshua Murfree had little to say as he calmly, but swiftly left Wednesday's school board meeting, declining to do an interview.
Murfree and the school board reached a mutual agreement, that his last day will be December 18th. His three year contract was set to expire June 7th.
"However, pursuant to the terms of his original contract, they have agreed to pay him through the remainder of that contract which is June 2nd," said board attorney Tommy Coleman.
School board members have been discussing Murfree's contract behind closed doors for months. But they say it was Murfree who presented them with this new agreement.
"I think that the board and Dr. Murfree did a good job being frank with each other and coming to a mutual agreement that was well thought out and makes sense for the school system and the community," said board member David Maschke.
"The superintendent's leaving is a mutual agreement, he was not asked to resign, he was not asked to leave. This is a mutual agreement, with all parties," said board member Darrel Ealum.
The board approved this new agreement with a four to three vote. Velvet Riggins, Anita Williams-Brown and Milton Griffin were opposed.
Nearly every school board member declined to comment. A special called board meeting will be held to iron out the steps to hire a new superintendent.
An interim superintendent may be chosen before a permanent replacement is named.