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) -
An Albany property owner says her effort to revitalize part of 8th Avenue is on hold – if not completely off the table – all because of burglars. Thieves stole thousands of dollars worth of tools from a home that was being renovated to make that neighborhood a better place to live.
"That means if I catch you I shoot you," said Patricia Kalkavouras. "It did not work."
The sign has a powerful message. But it didn't stop burglars from targeting Kalkavouras' rental home on 8th Avenue. Crooks pried open a back window over the weekend and stole nearly $4,000 worth of tools.
"We're talking about compressors, skill saws, jigsaws, Makitas…"
The home is one of a handful of properties she bought along 8th Avenue in an effort to revitalize that neighborhood and make it more renter friendly. She says the addition of a new EMS building led her to spend countless hours fixing up this house herself.
"Maybe someone can a have a home to live in when it's done."
Now that cannot happen.
"I cannot finish the house. I don't have my tools and it holds you back."
The facelift she wanted to provide likely won't go through thanks to thieves and the frustration they've caused her.
"I feel like calling the auctioneer and selling everything. I've lost interest. I've lost interest in everything. I don't understand what's better or what's worse anymore."
Kalkavouras says crooks are making it more and more difficult to make some parts of town more inviting places to live. But she has a message for them.
"Well I hope they catch them and put them behind bars right where they belong."
She also hopes her tools are located so she won't have to abandon a project with good intentions at the hands of bad guys trying to profit off what belonged to her.
A-P-D's burglary unit is investigating. If you have any information call CrimeStoppers at 436-TIPS.