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By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press BERLIN (AP) - Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs asMore >>
Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50 terror threats.More >>
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Visitors paddling through south Georgia enjoyed a street party in their honor tonight.They gathered in downtown Camilla.Several hundred canoeists and kayakers are taking part in Paddle Georgia 2013. It'sMore >>
Visitors paddling through south Georgia enjoyed a street party in their honor tonight.They gathered in downtown Camilla.More >>
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Some central Albany eyesores are coming down to make way for what leaders hope will be a thriving mixed-income community.The Albany Housing Authority is still working on a plan that could bring up to 30-millionMore >>
Some central Albany eyesores are coming down to make way for what leaders hope will be a thriving mixed-income community.More >>
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Five months after the mysterious murder of a Coffee County woman, people gathered Tuesday night in Douglas to remember her and to launch a community effort to make sure her case isn't forgotten. FriendsMore >>
People gather to bring attention to one of many unsolved murders of women in Coffee County.More >>
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A young man in Moultrie is turning to you for help after suffering from a rare flesh eating bacteria. Michael Hobgood suffered a cut on his thumb while shooting a gun at an area pond. The condition ofMore >>
A young man in Moultrie is turning to you for help after suffering from a rare flesh eating bacteria. Michael Hobgood suffered a cut on his thumb while shooting a gun at an area pond. More >>
Lowndes County - After seven months in Iraq, members of Moody's 823rd Security Forces are finally home. "Its awesome, its been a long seven months, the troops did great but its good to be home," said Captain Warren Cohn.
It's good to be back home with family and friends, and for Master Sergeant Paul Smith, a newborn baby he's never even met. "It's hard to explain, I've been talking to her on the phone about it and now it's finally real," said Smith. "This is what its all about right here."
Smith was supposed to be back home in early January, just in time for little Ansley's birth. But in November, his squadron's tour in the Middle East was extended from four months to seven.
Instead of holding his wife's hand in the delivery room, he was providing security at Kirkuk air base in Iraq. "We got rocketed quiet a few times, 55 plus rocket attacks while I was there," said Cohn.
Ginger smith couldn't be happier to have her husband back. "It got really hard," said Ginger.
Keeping things together at home with four-year-old Syngin and a new baby has been difficult to say the least. "Oh i can't wait, i get help now!" said Ginger.
And even though they just met, Master Sergeant Smith and his daughter seem to be warming up to each other just fine. "I want to make sure I keep her head up and everything like that but I'm getting back into the hang of things," said Smith.
Getting back into the swing of family life, and catching up on some much deserved time together.