Monday, May 20 2013 4:45 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:45:01 GMT
Georgia law enforcers say if you don't wear your seat belt, you can expect to get a ticket. The annual May "Click it or Ticket" campaign got underway Monday across Georgia. Through the Memorial Day holidayMore >>
Georgia law enforcers annual click it or ticket campaign is underway, to get people to buckle up for safety.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:40:05 GMT
Two Valdosta teenagers are charged with burglarizing a business after they were caught leaving the scene Sunday night. Police say around 11:30 p.m., a 15 and 14-year-old broke into On The Way Tax ServicesMore >>
Two Valdosta teenagers are charged with burglarizing a business after they were caught leaving the scene Sunday night. More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:38 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:38:02 GMT
With summer almost here, more motorcycles will be on the road. And south Georgia bikers urge you to watch out for them. They're asking car and truck drivers to look twice and make sure there is not aMore >>
South Georgia motorcyclists urge drivers to pay attention to the road, and look twice before pulling out.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:32 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:32:01 GMT
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Lakeland. Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents areMore >>
Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents are investigating two officers who were involved, a Lanier Co. Sheriff's deputy and a GSP trooper.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 2:25 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:25:47 GMT
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting. Robert Skinner, the NYSP director, outlined the program's services,More >>
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting.More >>
Valdosta - Alvin Langley has always dreamed of being a fireman, and Monday, he finally got the chance. "I want to put out fires," said Langley.
"Its a once in a lifetime opportunity, his time to shine," said Tyra Creasy, Dream Team Member.
Just like a trained firefighter, he can man the hoses, check the hydrants, and go high up in the sky in a tower truck. It's all possible because of a group called "Normal Life" that helps the mentally challenged become productive members of society. The organization recently started a "Dream Team" to help people like Alvin live out their fantasies. "It's real emotional, just getting to be a part of this team and making his dream come true, its like my dream comes true too," said Creasy.
It's like an adult version of "Make-a-Wish" but most of these dream recipients don't have a terminal illness. "We don't think days should be numbered to realize dreams," said Tom Crown, Normal Life Director.
Because of his handicap, Alvin may never get to be a real firefighter. But for just one day, none of that matters. "He's going to be on cloud nine for a long time," said Creasy.
"It makes me feel good," said Langley. And everyone involved feels good too, because their efforts made someone's dream come true.