Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 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 >>
March 9, 2003
Andersonville- Dozens of men camped out at the Andersonville historic site portrayed a group of Union prisoners of war. For 14 months during the Civil War, men came to the Andersonville prison camp, but often times they never left.
"Basically from February 1864 through April of 1865 during that time frame approximately 44,000 prisoners came through the gates. Out of that 44,000; 12,920 men died," explains re-enactor Mark Stibitz.
Re-enactors from all over the country participate in the two day event. One New Jersey man demonstrates harsh conditions as he wrings out his wet shirt to gather drinking water. Something he said many had to do while at the prison.
"The water in the sinks they bathed in them and they used it as the latrines and guys were dying from it," says Frank Congemi.
Though conditions may have been bad for Union soldiers, re-enactors say they hope visitors won't focus solely on the poor living conditions and high death rates.
"Although we talk about Andersonville, all prison camps during the Civil War could be and were just as severe at any given time. We use Andersonville because its the best preserved and first preserved," adds Stibitz.
Re-enactors hope visitors will walk away with a greater understanding of the history behind the men of Andersonville, and the role they played in Civil War history.
One re-enactor says participating in living history programs throughout the country has even prompted him to research his own family history.