Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:44 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:44:00 GMT
A Tift County cold case still haunts a family nearly 10 years a young mother's murder. It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her familyMore >>
It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her family believes someone knows who killed her, and they hope the person with that information will bring them the peace they need.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:28:33 GMT
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency: Southwest Georgia Public Health: This public resource targets communities in Southwest Georgia and includes suggestionsMore >>
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:51:04 GMT
Information from the Tift County Sheriff's Office- On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force along with the Tift County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant on the residence of 36More >>
The Mid-South Narcotics Task Force and the Tift County Sheriff's Office arrested 36 year old Daniel Eubanks, and seized over $100K in cash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:38 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:38:05 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:34 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:34:44 GMT
The Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigative Bureau would like to solicit the public's assistance with locating Kizzie Lashay Coleman, 21. She is 5'7" and weighs 176 pounds. The Albany PoliceMore >>
The Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigative Bureau would like to solicit the public's assistance with locating Kizzie Lashay Coleman, 21. She is 5'7" and weighs 176 pounds.More >>
December 14, 2003
Dougherty County - The Dougherty County School Board is taking away free lunches for many students.
After a year of freebies, what do parents think?
During the afternoon, students are taking in brain food. First Grader, Dinah Harris says, "It helps me grow into a big girl." Her classmate Brandon Sibley adds, "I like to grow big and strong if they have vegetables."
The cost is nothing. Brandon says, "Because it's in school and you don't have to pay for lunch."
But in a few months free lunches will be a thing of the past for some. Dougherty County parents say no lunch payments makes parenthood easier. Parent of twins and a teenager, Zelda Wright, says, "You know, that's an extra expense you don't have to worry about, it puts money back into your pocket."
The school system is out of pocket more than three-million dollars. The universal free lunch started only a year ago. Brandon points, "We just go in there and get our food."
They'll still get free breakfast. Wright smiles, "That's great, that's great."
These kids may not have lunch money today, but they'll need lunch money to grow big come February.
On the old program, lunch cost elementary students $5.00 a week ($1.00 a day) and $6.25 a week ($1.25 a day) for High school and Middle School students.
Those who qualified for free or reduced priced lunches before the universal free lunch program will need to re-apply.