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 >>
September 5, 2003
Valdosta - Five month old Dane Turnmeyer is a miracle baby. "He's had two heart surgeries, but he's actually been opened up four times because of complications," said Tammy Turnmeyer.
Eleven hours after Dane was born, his parents noticed he was turning blue and having trouble breathing. The doctors diagnosed him with hypo-plastic left heart disorder. "He gets tired very easy, he has a feeding tube, and any little sickness like a cold can be deadly to him," said Tammy.
Only the right side of Dane's heart works. He's already had two open heart surgeries and is waiting on a transplant. "He's our little miracle, and we just enjoy and appreciate every moment we have with him," said Stephen Turnmeyer.
Since Dane's diagnosis, the Turnmeyer family has been back and forth to Egleston Hospital in Atlanta. The stress of traveling and high medical costs adds up, but Stephen's co-workers are helping out this weekend. "We're having what we call a family fun day with a car show, poker run, lunch, and all kinds of activities for the kids," said Lt. Brian Childress.
The festivities start Saturday morning at 9:00 at Mathis City Auditorium. The money will help pay for the Turnmeyer's frequent stays at the Ronald McDonald House and supplement household income if one parent has to quit their job. "I might not show it, but it means so much to me that they're pulling together and thinking about my family," said Stephen.
Dane's prognosis is questionable. He could get a new heart in six months or six years. But his family is optimistic their miracle baby will live a long and happy miracle life.