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 >>
March 19, 2003
Valdosta - Baha Zeidan has spent the past five years living in South Georgia, but grew up in the West Bank of Palestine. His family still lives there and are exposed to a daily routine of violence and abuse.
"You can't find a single Palestinian who hasn't seen people and homes being bombed, or shootings out in the street as you walk to school," said Zeidan.
While the world is focused on a war with Iraq, Zeidan says the daily struggles of Palestinians are often ignored. "It's not odd to go shopping, or just be sitting in your house and hear bombs going off," said Zeidan.
Zeidan is opposed to a war with Iraq and believes it will cause more problems in his homeland. "The media attention is shifting over there and I'm scared the Israelis will take advantage of that and hurt us even more," said Zeidan. "The world tends to ignore the war we have going on every day over there."
Zeidan says not all Palestinians are against the United States, but they do believe our country could do more to protect theirs. "We know Israel is doing the bombing, but the U.S. is providing the tool," said Zeidan. "With the United States' help, I believe our country could be a safer place to live."
Although he enjoys living in the United States, Zeidan longs to go back to Palestine and has high hopes for his homeland. "Freedom is the beautiful thing about this country and I pray one day we'll have that beauty in Palestine."
That may take several years, but he's confident he'll one day return home to a safe and peaceful country.