Sunday, May 19 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:16:35 GMT
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
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 >>
February 1, 2005
Americus- The word spread fast today that Founder and President of Habitat for Humanity Millard Fuller and his wife, co-founder of the non-profit organization were fired from their positions.
The Fullers have had a rocky relationship with the Habitat committee for months, but they were shocked by their termination.
Millard Fuller's phone rang off the hook today. "It was a shocking thing that they did," said Fuller. What they did was give Fuller the ax. Trouble started two years ago when former Habitat worker Victoria Cross complained about Fuller. "What she claimed was that I touched her on the shoulder and on the neck and on the thigh and said she had smooth skin. " "That accusation is false. I didn't do anything to the woman, " explained Fuller.
The Habitat Board eventually ruled there was insufficient evidence to prove the woman's accusations, but then other issues surfaced. Fuller says "They started saying I needed to be out Habitat for Humanity anyway because I was a poor leader."
The Fullers, publicly critical of the board were eventually terminated from their positions and Habitat changed the locks not long after closing time yesterday. "Now I'm locked out as if I'm some kind of an enemy, like I've got some kind of agenda to do damage to this work. It's absurd. It's absolutely outrageous," said Fuller.
Not only are the Fullers locked out. He admits "It is very humiliating to get fired. It's an embarrassment," but he has hopes of getting his job back, "If that miracle is possible, that miracle of reconciliation," says Fuller.
Regardless of the outcome, Fuller continues to have a vision for the organization that he and his wife founded 29 years ago. "I hope that the work continues. It's what I've given my life to," and he doesn't want to discourage anyone from supporting Habitat for Humanity which has housed already nearly one million people.