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.
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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 >>
October 7, 2003
Albany- The Spruill brood is training for a little round ball competition.
But basketball may be just one of the sports they enter in the Winter Games of the Special Olympics. Mimi Spruill has involved her two autistic children, Harry and Ian, in Special Olympics for years. Focusing on sports helps build their self-esteem.
"Especially for Harry," Spruill said. "He's in middle school now and even for normal kids that's a difficult time period."
Now Harry, Ian and other athletes wanting to compete, have a place to train together.
"If you train them by themselves it's kind of like they're not like everybody else," said Geneva Green, one of the local coordinators. "And we don't want them to not feel like everybody else."
The management team for Special Olympics in Dougherty County is designating Tuesday evenings as the time to dribble, shoot and practice any other sport they're interested in. Giving these kids a chance to mix with other athletes builds confidence and skill.
"It's not about their disability," Green said. "It's about their ability."
The time together, though, is about more than just training. It can be an outlet for entire families.
"When you have a special needs family, fun isn't always there, and this gives us an opportunity to let loose and be like regular people," Spruill said.
While at the same time, training to be superior Special Olympians.