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 >>
September 8, 2003
Albany - No matter how tight the money is, we'll keep the program going. That's what volunteers at the Southwest Georgia Therapeutic Riding Center promise. The center allows child and adults with mental and physical disabilities to ride horses. Monday, the Riding Center received a much needed donation from the Dougherty County Kiwanis Club.
It's physical therapy minus the doctor's office. And, children and adults love it. "When they're on a horse, they don't realize they're getting therapy," said Gretchen Gay. "Riding teaches hand-eye coordination and flexibility."
Dozens of volunteers run the Southwest Georgia Therapeutic Riding Center, but volunteer coordinator Gretchen Gay says cost are still high. "It cost about $3,400 dollars a year per horse and with 15 horses, the budget is over $50,000 a year."
Monday, the Riding Center got some help with those cost. The Dougherty County Kiwanis club donated about $6,500 to the club - proceeds from the organization's charity golf tournament.
"We chose the Riding Center because they help children have a better life," said Club Member Ben Lockett. "They're good people who truly help our community."
"This is the largest donation we've ever received from a group. It's wonderful," said Gay. And, the money is already almost spent. "We plan to buy helmets and riding clothes for the children. We are also taking some people to a state horse show."
The smiling faces of kids at Honey Pots stables are made possible by the kind hearts of Kiwanis Club members.
The Therapeutic Riding Center is also holding a fundraising on October 10th at 7pm. You can enjoy a low country boil, a auction-derby race, and a night of music. Tickets are $25. You can also buy a table from 6 for $150 or a table for 8 for $200. For tickets call 883-7002.