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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.
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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 >>
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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.
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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 >>
March 5, 2003
Albany -- Not all victims of war suffer physical wounds. Some people are injured for life mentally. One Albany woman has suffered from depression since 1969. Last weekend's North Korea interception of an American reconnaissance plane increased her panic attacks, bringing back memories that have haunted her.
Stephanie Thornton still has the Hymnal, and Stars and Stripes newspapers from April 17, 1969. She also bears mental scars, when North Korea shot down a U.S. reconnaissance plane over international waters, killing all 31 crew members aboard.
Because of a knee injury, her husband at the time was not on that plane. Thornton said "He was in the emergency room after surgery, when his plane went down."
Edward McKeller and his then wife Stephanie were stationed in Japan in 1969. Another hydraulic specialist flew in his place that day, and was killed when the plane was destroyed. Stephanie says the crew was like a family.She and McKeller were never the same. Thornton said "Our whole lives changed. I ended up going to a Psychiatrist on base. My husband changed completely. He became a person I didn't even know."
Thornton at the time was helping treat American soldiers wounded in Vietnam. She has been treated for Depression and Anxiety Disorders for 33 years, because she can not forget. Thornton said "I go through this about once a week. But this is the first time I've gone through it about this in a while."
Stephanie Thornton admits she thought of suicide when she heard the news of this weekend's North Korea provocation. It brought back mainly painful memories, that have crippled her for 33 years.
Today Thornton's son Staff Sgt. Matthew McKeller is stationed in Germany. Her niece Lakesha Grant is a 19 year old Marine. She fears coming war, and worries for her loved ones and all soldiers families.
Stephanie Thornton is being treated by Doctors at the V.A. hospital in Dublin. Her ex-husband Edward McKeller is retired and lives in Jacksonville.