Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:22:08 GMT
When times are tough, small businesses usually take the hardest hit but when things start looking up, they're often the quickest to recover. That's exactly what the Albany Chamber of Commerce says they'veMore >>
The Albany Chamber of Commerce is using a series of Lunch and Learns during National Small Business Appreciation week to make it easier for small businesses to bounce back, by encouraging all to participate and gather the right tools.More >>
A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
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 >>
Tifton- In the middle of the Abraham Baldwin Campus students simulated a head-on collision with multiple victims, some who did not survive the impact.
"It was scary because you actually think that at any time your life can just be taken. It showed me the light," says William Herringdine, who portrayed one of the fatality victims.
Herringdine and the rest of the student group BACCHUS teamed up with the Governor's Office of Highway Safety to conduct a mock wreck caused by a drunk driver.
"Students are going off for spring break and we just want to get them aware of not drinking and driving because this can actually happen to them. We don't want this to happen to anybody," says Herringdine.
"We wanted it to be really in your face so the students would think twice," says Dean of Students Bernice Hughes.
Think twice, be smart enough not to drink and drive, and avoid the risk fatal consequences.
"I don't like going to the funerals shaking hands of the parents and telling them I'm sorry when something could have been done, even one little handout, something they could have done to avoid what happened," Hughes says.
Students say the no-nonsense approach really hit home.
"It's kind of disturbing because it really happens all the time, and kind of makes it a little more real," says freshman Melissa Felts.
The mock wreck is just one of a list of activities the student group will be hosting for alcohol awareness week. Next week, ABAC students will be on spring break.