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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 >>
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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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The peanut industry in South Georgia is sending millions of servings of peanut butter to Haiti. For many of us, Peanut Butter is a pantry staple. But it's more than a good tasting snack food, it's also nutritious.
That's one of the reasons south Georgians want to send it to feed those who have little food available.
In the land of plenty, tonight there are thoughts of those without any. "I'm so saddened to look at a country that already had nothing and for their nothing to be destroyed the way it has," said Don Koehler, Executive Director of the Peanut Commission.
That's why the peanut industry is stepping in, sending truck loads of peanut butter to earthquake ravaged Haiti. Koehler said, "We've got an industry effort now to get a lot of Peanut Butter to Haiti."
Don Koehler is the Executive Director of the Peanut Commission. He says there have been stories of survival from Haiti directly linked to the powerful food. He said, "One of the people who was in a supermarket when the supermarket collapsed in the first quake was more than a week when they rescued them, but he was in the peanut butter aisle and he came out in relatively good shape and he said it's because he had peanut butter to eat."
Now, the peanut industry is working to make sure others have the, calorie and protein packed food. Tyron Spearman said, "They need something nutritious, they need something you don't have to refrigerate, you don't have to have electricity. We've got the product, we've got a lot of it and we can send it."
Three million servings and counting. Spearman said, "We're just proud of all the farmers in the industry working together on this Haiti problem that we have right now. We're going to try our best to send more Peanut Butter over there."
Taking a pantry staple to help stabilize the people of Haiti. More than $70,000 in cash and $35,000 worth of peanut butter has been donated to the project.