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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 >>
February 1, 2004
Douglas- The East Coffee Middle School students have just finished one of the most memorable writing assignments they'll ever have.
"It can be any genre the student desires. Some of them are personal accounts, some of them are biographical in nature, some of them are fantasy some of them are as simple as an ABC book. They are written for many different types of audiences from the little child, all the way up to the teenager," explains teacher Lisa Tierney.
Each of the school's 700 hundred students will soon become South Georgia's newest authors. They've all written and illustrated a book that will be published next month.
"They know the writing process and the final step in the process is publication. For most students that means going over to the computer and printing it out, and here at our school we can truly say that we will be published authors," she says.
Terrell Andrews's My Life retells the story of the 8th grader's life.
"It's basically talking about the day I was born and my family members."
Andrews and his fellow authors are not only excited to see their own work published, but hope to share their stories others.
"Just like Mrs. Tierney said, you'll be old one day and your children can actually look at your book, and they'll say 'oh what a great job mom or dad did on their book. I hope I can be able to do that one day," Andrews says.
"I'm hoping they'll say they like it. I'm hoping they'll say that it's a good job for an 8th grader the first time they've ever gotten to write a book," adds Cheryl Sanders.
Their teachers are hoping the project will create new found excitement about writing the students may not have otherwise had.
The books are already on their way to the publisher. Each student will receive their own personal copy of their work during the first week of March.