A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:16:35 GMT
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
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.
Early voting is taking place inside the Worth County Courthouse on a referendum on allowing the sell of alcohol in Sylvester city limits. Anyone walking inside may not know it, because only 36 of the city's 3,216 registered voters have shown up since early voting began on February 25-th.
Voters are deciding whether to allow stores in the city limits to sell beer and wine on Sundays. Of those who have turned out so far, there's been a mixed reaction.
"Some people say they're...they were against it, and some people say they didn't really want to tell anybody how they were voting on it, or what they thought about it," said Brandi Roberts, Voter Registration Supervisor.
The referendum would allow venders to sell alcohol between 12:30pm and 11:30pm. Proponents say the provision could bring added revenue to area businesses, but others are opposed for religious reasons.
"Six days is plenty of time If you got to have a drink...or you know, have your alcohol. You get six days," said Jonnie Kent, a Sylvester resident. "So why not have God have his day, you know?"
Some say the city hasn't brought enough awareness to this election, leading to the low voter turn out. In fact, many people we spoke with on the street today were unaware an election was even going on. And when Kent cast his vote, he was one of the few.
"So it kind of gave me curiosity about how many voted, so I said 'well what number am I?' and they said, 'well you're the 26th voter,'" said Kent, holding a vote "no" sign on the side of the road.
The referendum would not allow the sale of hard liquor on Sundays, only beer and wine. Early voting ends Friday, but the polls will be open from 7 to 7 on election day next Tuesday.