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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
President Obama signed 23 executive orders aimed at eliminating gun violence. Some folks are glad to the President's serious about his efforts, but others say it won't may any difference.
Some people were pleased with the President's call to action. "This is a step in the right direction," said Pat hunter. "At least this will get some people to stop doing those kinds of things."
But many gun owners oppose the president's plan. "In my opinion, as a gun owner and as an American citizen, it's just one of those rights that are being taken away," said Jason Sheffeld.
"What Obama is trying to do with the gun law, is really not going to help anything," said Heather Rhoad .
Many folks say this is what they expected. "Four years ago, this same thing happened when the current administration first got elected," said Sheffeld .
Actually, President Obama didn't propose any gun control legislation until the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School put the spotlight on gun violence.
Fear of a weapons ban is what sparked a gun buying frenzy, now, in some stores the shelves are bare, ammo is in short supply, and some weapons, are very hard to find. The president wants to ban assault rifles, like the AR-15, and magazines with more than 10 rounds.
It also led to record breaking year for gun carry permits. "This year we've had almost double the applicants just this month than we did in January of 2012," said Probate Judge Nancy Stephenson .
But the question is, will these tighter gun regulations keep these guns out of the wrong hands, and prevent another mass murder from occurring? Will this make a difference? "No its not," said Rhoade.
"When someone is determined to do something like that, you can have all the bans you want but they are going to come up with a way to find a gun," said Sheffield .
He also called for more mental health counselors at schools and an expansion of mental health services at schools. He will also instruct the Centers for Disease Control to study the cause of gun violence and how to prevent it.