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.
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 >>
Andersonville -- Since our nation's birth more than one million veterans have given their lives in service to our country. Sunday, veterans gathered at the Andersonville National Historic Site to remember the high price paid for freedom.
It's a sound those who fought for freedom know best. The dound of free air holding up a symbol of freedom. A sight that reminds 84 year old World War two veteran and ex POW Charles McGhee why he broke years of silence about his time at war.
"Maybe it's my age that showed up. Before I never cared to talk about it. I moved on with my life but now that I'm getting older I think it should be pasted on," says McGhee.
And that's what he and a handful of other veterans who gathered on the hollow grounds of the Andersonville historic site hope to do. Re-telling stories about the price paid and their fallen friends.
"We came out here to honor those people did not make it through the war that you see laying out there in that cemetry that what it means to me," says WWII veteran LA Oakes.
While some listen to Governor Sonny Perdue talk about great sacrifice. Others like Shawn Gains took that time to visit those no longer here. His father a veteran of the Koren war recently died leaving his son with the conviction of his words.
"He said if he had to do again he still would. He said fighting for country meant everything in the world to him and the experience he had over there in Korea. He said he did not think that no body else should go throught it," says Gains.
"For all the freedoms that we have, we just assume that we have, somebody paid for it," says McGhee.
A message of liberty that connects all that gathered here . Many of whom that will walk away truely knowing the meaning of the words liberty and justice for all.
Andersonville National Historic Site is the only park in the National Park System to serve as a memorial to all American prisoners of war throughout the nation's history.