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
Fitzgerald- By looking at it you'd think 109 College was an abandoned house, but it's is where 81 year old Louise Wilkins and her son Willie King live.
"It reminds me of some places you see in the history books. With the public's help and some government agencies I hope to contact we're going to get something done," says Gregg Issacs car salesman Dalton Goodson.
He still can't believe anyone lives in the house. Goodson met Wilkins when she and her son paid $40 to catch a cab from Fitzgerald to Tifton in an attempt to purchase a car.
"We did explain to them that they wouldn't get financed anywhere and to please let us give them a ride home," he remembers.
Out of the kindness of his own heart and the money in his pocket Goodson bought the family a car.
"And you should have seen the smile on Mr. King's face. He was so happy. He said now I can take my mom to the doctor, now I can go out and look for a job. It did me more good than it did them," he admits.
Goodson was just in time. Friday King had to take his mother to the hospital.
"Are you feeling better," he asks Wilkins as he kneels by her bedside.
"Yes I feel much better. I'm telling them now I want to go home," Wilkins says.
And when she get's there Goodson is hoping her house will be in better shape than she left it. He was so disturbed by what he saw when he delivered the car. Now, he's decided to build her a ramp and trim the bushes around her home.
"When you can't walk you just can't get up and down these stairs. She's bound to this hot house; it's like a greenhouse, and I don't know what kind of heat they have. It's not liveable," Goodson exclaims.
Now, he and his co-workers are vowing to do all they can to turn this house into a home.
Dalton Goodson says he and several other salesmen will spend a weekend cleaning up and working on Wilkins home, trying to get her phone service and a wheelchair, and providing her with a fans to cool her home.