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 >>
January 15, 2005
Ft. Benning- Their bags may be packed, their uniforms may be on, and their weapons may be in hand, but many of these soldiers still aren't ready to leave.
"Not ready, ready, but I've got to do it. This what I signed up for," says Sgt. Bryson Finger.
One day after his daughter Maya celebrated her 4th birthday, Sgt. Bryson Finger has to say goodbye to his little girl.
"It hurts. Every time I've got to go. I think about it I'm sad, but this is how I provide for them. So this is what I've got to do, but I'm sad because I'll miss a lot of stuff, and you think about it," he says.
Sgt. Finger is one of 130 soldiers who left Ft. Benning this morning, headed to Iraq. Denise Finger is one of hundreds of wives who will try to explain to their children why daddy has to leave.
"He has to go to work somewhere else for a while. She's sad. She's like I don't want daddy to go. She's fine. She's been crying a lot but she doesn't quite understand yet," says Denise Finger.
Twenty-five year old Lt. John Anderson doesn't have to leave a wife and children behind, but his deployment is still hard.
"I've got a great family and it's still hard to leave them," he says.
He says he'll miss hanging out with family in Albany, but is mentally prepared to complete his mission.
"I'm ready. Very ready to go. I don't want to leave home, but I'm ready to go over there so some of the other guys can come home," says Lt. Anderson.
His parents are proud of their only son, but tear up as he joins his comrades.
"It's pretty tough," says his father, Chris Anderson.
"We know he's in God's hands and he'll be fine every step of the way," adds his mother, Sally Anderson.
"Lot of praying and just want him to go over and do his job and come home," says Chris Anderson.
A few minutes of goodbye hugs and kisses just aren't enough to make up for the months the soldiers will be away, but the troops say they will draw strength from the knowledge that their loved ones will be waiting when they return.
The soldiers who left Saturday morning are part of the 1st and 15th Headquarters Battalion. They are expected to be deployed for at least a year.