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The Albany Dougherty County Post of the American Legion will be on the lawn of the Albany Mall Saturday morning at 8:00 to erect 122 white crosses. They are there to represent the men and women fromMore >>
The Albany Dougherty County Post of the American Legion will be on the lawn of the Albany Mall Saturday morning at 8:00 to erect 122 white crosses. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 12:30 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:30:17 GMT
Criminals went to the back door of a house on South Street in Thomasville, and burst their way inside on Wednesday night. Police say they took several hundred dollars worth of electronics and a YamahaMore >>
Criminals went to the back door of a house on South Street in Thomasville, and burst their way inside on Wednesday night. Police say they took several hundred dollars worth of electronics and a Yamaha four-wheeler, and made a clean getaway.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
November 1, 2003
Americus- Koinonia Farms is rich with history. It's founder Dr. Clarence Jordan began the interracial Christian Cooperative 61 years ago, but Residents say is more than just a farm.
"It's a spirit and you have to work to keep the spirit alive. The Jordan spirit won't go away it seems; it's a magical thing," says resident board member, David Castle.
For years, volunteers of all races and religions, have come to Koinonia, worked on the farm, and become a community. Each year they are invited back to share their stories and experiences.
"Some people that are here today I haven't seen in 7 or 8 years. So, its a great experience to catch up and find out what each other's been doing since then," says 8 year volunteer and board member, Geoffrey Hennies.
Keeping the spirit of the farm alive hasn't always been easy. During the 50's and 60's the farm was the target of racial hatred by those who disliked the idea of a colorblind community. That's when Jordan wrote to Dr. Martin Luther King for help.
A 46 year old letter written back to Koinonia was recently discovered. In itM, King praises the efforts of Jordan and says the Koinonia community had been in his prayers.
"Clarence had a movement and King had a movement, and if they were alive here today and were talking it would be Martin Luther King's dream and Clarence's dream fulfilled," claims Chaplain, Norris Harris.
A dream volunteers at Koinonia say lives within their hearts.
The letter from Dr. Martin Luther King is included in the King Papers Project. A 14 volume collection of sermons, speeches, and manuscripts written by King.