Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 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 >>
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 >>
Valdosta - You could call Shirley Bennett a lifesaver. "I do what I can do to make other people lives better," said Bennett.
Not only did she make her cousin Mark's life better, she gave him a new life. Mark was diagnosed with kidney disease when he was four, and had his kidney's removed last November. "Your life is controlled by dialysis, four hours a day, every other day," said Potter.
Shirley and Mark weren't really close, and only saw each other once a year at family reunions. But when she found out he needed a kidney, she jumped at the chance to help. "She called and said I'm going to be a match and she knew right then she was going to be a match," said Potter.
Five weeks ago, Shirley traveled to Ft. Myers Florida and gave her cousin Mark the gift of life. "There is no way for me to describe to you how wonderful it makes me feel to know that Mark now has a normal life," said Bennett.
The surgery was a success. Now Mark can enjoy simple tasks we often take for granted. "I peed, I peed for the first time by myself in eight months and its things like that we take for granted but people who are on dialysis, we're not allowed to take that for granted," said Potter.
Five weeks after the transplant, both Shirley and Mark are doing great. The cousins who barely knew each other a few months ago are now great friends who talk on the phone often and share a special connection. "I don't know how to describe the kind of bond you have after you go through that with someone," said Bennett.
A bond that gave Mark a second chance at living. "This is my life, a brand new life," said Potter.