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Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting. Robert Skinner, the NYSP director, outlined the program's services,More >>
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting.More >>
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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Lakeland. Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents areMore >>
Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents are investigating two officers who were involved, a Lanier Co. Sheriff's deputy and a GSP trooper.More >>
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Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
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Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the 484,201 jackpot prize. Barretts, 6685 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, sold the Quik Pik ticket.More >>
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Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
As Lee County commissioners look for ways to improve the county's finances, some parents worry their kids will be punished in the process. The County has said it may cut ties with the Park Street Recreation Complex.
That would save the county thousands of dollars but it could cost some little leaguers their favorite pastime-- baseball. At the Park Street Recreation Complex in Lee County, it's very clear. Baseball is a big thing for little leaguers.
Youth Baseball Director Steve Glover received the troubling news just a couple of days ago. Funding from Lee County leaders could be scrapped due to budget cuts.
Glover said: "The thing that is disheartening is they never came and spoke to us. They never approached us. That's a shame."
County leaders say the change would save about $60,000 but Glover says if the league doesn't get the county's support, little league baseball is in jeopardy for nearly 600 children.
He said: "If they pass this, it'll be impossible for us, because every parent would have to pay up to $300 per child and understand, that some people have two or three children in this league.
Parents say youth baseball is needed. They worry about what it's going to do to the youth of Lee County.
Lee County Administrator Alan Ours says nothing is final. It's just something commissioners are looking at. Well hear this loud and clear from the public-- balance the budget, but don't touch funding for little league baseball.