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 >>
November 11, 2002
Bainbridge - It's a survival story from World War II. A B-17 bomber shot down, the crew captured by the enemy. James Stone of Bainbridge lived these words and shares his story for Veteran's Day.
Stone reads a handwritten postcard written in 1944 to his family, "I'm fine and in the best of health. We were treated well." The 85-year-old retired Air Force Pilot and Captain continues reading out loud, "Not a single one of us were even scratched, not even a minor injury. We really cheated death. GOD was with us."
Stone's B-17 Bomber was shot down over an oil field in Romania during World War II. He remembers, "I spoke to the Lord coming down, and we were very fortunate, we found a big wheat field to set the plane down."
They were captured immediately by the enemy, POW's for three months. He says, "Didn't have a whole lot to eat, but they were not unkind to us."
When they were freed, a Romanian Sergeant took Stone to his home. He explains, "I had a good bath and a new white shirt." That day, Stone and the Romanian Sergeant swapped the shirts on their backs. He says, " We sent a wedding invitation to the Romanian Sergeant, the invitation was sent back."
Stone was born in Virginia, but earned his wings and met his wife, Mary, in Southwest Georgia. He laughs, "Yeah, I got my wife in Bainbridge."
Stone considers himself lucky in many ways. He went to work for liberty and survived to tell his story to his kids and grand kids.
Stone and his wife have been married for 58 years.