Local News in Lowndes County, Georgia
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Phone scam reminder
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:00:15 -0700
Over the weekend, the sheriff's some people in Lowndes County got calls claiming they failed to show up for jury duty and would go to jail if they didn't pay a fine immediately.
Lowndes sheriff presents budget in hearings
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 03:49:21 -0700
The Lowndes County Board of Commissioners met for the first of two days of budget hearings for the 2015 Fiscal Year. During the first day, the Sheriff's Office requested an additional $4.6 million, including $1 million for 25 new patrol cars, which equates to $40,000 each.
SPLOST VII expected to be $10 million short
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 03:16:01 -0800
During the first day of their two-day planning retreat, the Lowndes County Commission reported that they had reviewed the projected revenue of Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax VII (SPLOST VII) and found that it was going to fall short by $10 million.
Trade representatives tour Steeda Autosports
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 02:47:25 -0800
A group of international trade representatives stopped in Lowndes County Friday to see the fruits of their labor efforts to open international markets to Georgia businesses.
Dougherty sheriff says raises are essential
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:14:20 -0700
Dougherty County's Sheriff says he's having trouble keeping and attracting good workers because they don't make enough money. He asked county commissioners to consider raises, but they didn't want to talk about that Monday.
Kramer: Blame Harvey-Clemons, not UGA policy
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:18:38 -0800
Josh Harvey-Clemons’ beleaguered Georgia career has come to an end. The junior safety and nickel back was dismissed on Tuesday for a violation of team rules, according to coach Mark Richt.
Homes, businesses damaged by fast-moving storm
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 03:02:07 -0800
A quick-moving storm ripped through South Georgia Friday, downing trees and power lines and damaging homes and businesses throughout Lowndes County.
Commercial Gambling Search Warrants In Four South Georgia Counties
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:08:59 -0800
On Wednesday, February 26, the GBI’s Commercial Gambling Unit along with others executed nine search warrants in Lanier, Clinch, Berrien, and Lowndes County for violations of Georgia’s commercial gambling and racketeering laws.
GDOT Responds To Downed Trees On I-75
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 10:32:43 -0800
Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance crews cleared trees and debris from Interstate 75 southbound in Lowndes County this morning after strong thunderstorms moved through the area.
Southwest Georgia Financial Corporation Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:05:00 -0800
MOULTRIE, Ga. -- Southwest Georgia Financial Corporation (NYSE MKT:SGB), the parent company of Southwest Georgia Bank, announced that its Board of Directors, at its meeting yesterday, declared a quarterly ...