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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
December 11, 2007
Lee County -- You can't get too far into this neighborhood without seeing a neighborhood watch sign.
"This particular group has been meeting for two years now. And we meet every three months," said Deputy Dennis Parker.
Those living here get together with one goal in mind. "It takes a team, it takes a team. Its not just one person or two," said Neighborhood Watch Coordinator, Rick Turner.
"The law enforcement can do everything themselves. We have to rely on citizens to help us," said Parker.
And that is exactly what they do. They discuss any issues affecting their streets. "Most of them are simple problems such as barking dogs or the trash cans not being put in the right place," said Parker.
But its communicating about the little things that will help prevent the big ones from happening.
"If you see something going on whether, it's a small deal or not, you should at least try to communicate and see what is going on," said Kristi Bothwell.
"Anytime you can prevent any type of crime that helps. We don't hardly have any problems out there now that the neighborhood watch has started up," said Lee County Sheriff Harold Breeden.
Most importantly it helps get people talking. "Some people don't even know who their neighbors are," said Turner.
"Our neighborhood is growing to get to know one another," said Bothwell. They start strong relationships that will help keep their neighborhood tough against crime.
Lee county has eight neighborhood watch programs throughout the county. If you'd like to start one call the sheriff's office for help.