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 >>
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 - As Family Assistance Coordinator for Valdosta's National Guard unit, Tinie Stringfield stays busy. "A lot of women call in and they can't pay the rent," said Stringfield.
It's her job to help military families find the resources they need to make ends meet, but many times, the money just isn't there. "It would be nice to have someone we could call who could give us those funds to help the families while their loved ones are gone," said Stringfield.
Senator Tim Golden of Valdosta is trying to make that happen. He wants Georgia legislators to approve a military relief system that allows Georgians to donate money to the National Guard when they submit their taxes. "The money would in turn be sent to a 501(c)3 fund that's already set up at the Georgia Department of Defense and that money would be turned around and be given out as grants to Georgia National Guardsmen," said Golden.
Military spouses like Stringfield love the idea. She thinks it would help our guardsmen stay focused on the task at hand. "These soldiers cannot concentrate and train properly when they're worried about their spouses and families," said Stringfield.
But when Senator Golden introduced the idea last week, Republican senators moved to engross the legislation, which shuts down all debate on a bill. "This is just a way to show support for our families and our guardsmen who are putting their lives on the line for freedom and this is the least we can do," said Golden.
Senator Golden says he's not giving up on the bill, and will try to find another way to get the tax-check off system approved. Until then, military families will do what they can to get by until their loved ones return home.