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A Colquitt County grand jury has indicted two men in a deadly drive by shooting. 23-year-old Derek Rushing and 24-year-old Antonio Williams are charged in the March 5th shooting in which four peopleMore >>
23-year-old Derek Rushing and 24-year-old Antonio Williams are charged in the March 5th shooting in which four people were struck while standing outside a 2nd Street Northwest home. More >>
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We are learning new details about the man who was rescued Tuesday in Ocilla after he became trapped a top of a grain elevator. 36-year-old John Collins of Fitzgerald was repairing a motor one hundredMore >>
36-year-old John Collins of Fitzgerald was repairing a motor one hundred feet a top the grain elevator at Irwinville Peanut when his arm got pinned in the machinery. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:31 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:31:17 GMT
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:10 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:10:40 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - On May 7th, Kinderlou Forest Golf Club will host a tournament to benefit a very special boy.
At first glance, Gunnar Bachman seems like any other toddler, happy and playful, with a deep love for trains. However, few toddlers have been through what Gunnar has experienced in his short twenty-one months of life.
"To have a disease like this that's so rare--it's just unreal. It's just turned everything upside-down," says Gunnar's mother, Chris Brachman.
Gunnar was born with Biliary Atresia, a disease affecting only one in every 15,000 babies. His liver has no bile duct to help drain toxins from his body, causing frequent illness.
Chris and Steve Bachman were forced to sell their home once the medical bills became too much to handle.
"We just have to go when he gets sick and hope that the money's going to come from somewhere," Chris explains. "We own our own business, so if there's nobody to work, there's no money coming in."
Chris's sister Jenny decided to organize a charity golf tournament to help. Golfing for Gunnar will be held at noon at the Kinderlou Forest Golf Club on May 7th. Doctors have told Gunnar's family he will need a liver transplant within the year. All proceeds from Golfing for Gunnar will go directly towards his medical expenses.
The benefit is a four-man scramble with cash prizes for the winners, though the real prize will undoubtedly be helping Gunnar, a little boy with the bravery of a grown man.
To register your team of four for the tournament, you can contact Jenny Warren at 229-269-7484, or Christy Sale at 229-834-5183. You can also register your company to be a sponsor for the event. Sponsors will have their company banner displayed at the tee.
All other contributions can be made to "Gunnar Fund," 1758 Poplar Street, Valdosta, GA 31601.