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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
January 19, 2005
Albany- Hundreds of South Georgia National Guardsmen recently said goodbye to their families and headed off for training before joining Operation Iraqi Freedom.
But while they're gone, the bills get harder to pay, even with their military paycheck coming in. That's why Georgia democrats in the Senate and the House will be pushing legislation to help.
One bill would create a Heroes fund, a check-off box on income-tax forms where Georgians could donate to a fund for needy soldiers.
"The constitutional amendment creates a fund within our consitution and protects the money from being used for any other purpose," Taylor said.
Another would waive taxes on their non-military income.
"My proposal exempts all their income for the years in which they are on active duty for 90 days or longer."
There will also be legislation to boost college education benefits for returning soldiers.
"Eligible guardsmen can receive this grant for up to four years and it will be applied toward any tuition or fees at any Georgia public, private or technical college."
The fourth bill would have the state pick up the tab for soldiers' life insurance premiums. As much as the legislation may help these families, it still comes at a cost. "The $5.2 million dollar price tag for heroes is a very small price."
A small price to pay for the ones who risk their lives for freedom.