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 >>
Our children are some of the largest in the country. And 37 percent of Georgia kids between the age of 10 and 17 are obese or overweight.
The annual Kids on the move 5k run is trying to lower those numbers. Some of the kids I talked to really enjoyed working out and spending time with the marines.
And a lot of different organizations came together to make that happen. Youth becoming healthy, the health department, and Phoebe Putney Hospital are just some of the sponsors that made the event a big success.
The 5k walk run is sort of a kick start for a healthy school year. "I learned that running is good for your body and it strengthen your leg muscle," said 7th Grader Gekina Thomas.
But it's not just about exercising."So we're out here trying to get these kids to exercise and be Healthy. It just one component of a healthy lifestyle," said Event Planner Eddie McBride.
And 30 marines came out to support the kids and there efforts. "We're here supporting by just showing the kids that health and fitness is important," said Sarg. Adrian Johnson
This one day is not going to do much to fix the obesity problem, but it's a start."We know we can't change it just by doing this one event it's just one piece of the puzzle," said McBride. "I think they like it running around the track kids telling us stories and talking to the marines," said Johnson.
And they're already planning to use what they learned here. "When I'm at home I pretty much get my brothers out there with me. We exercise and do laps round the house. We pretty much play basketball everyday," said Thomas.
By starting early they hope to give kids a chance at healthier lives."We're hoping sometime by getting message out to kids, It might rub off on the parents if that's not happening at the house," said McBride.
"Because keeping yourself healthy. It can't cause Cancer or any thing like that," said Thomas. And with that, we can't say mission accomplished, but how about mission in progress.