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 >>
August 15, 2005
Albany -- This week both the State of Georgia and the City of Albany will hold prayer vigils, to show support for Georgia's soldiers serving in Iraq and the Middle East.
One wife, whose husband is serving in the Georgia National Guard's 48th Brigade in Iraq, says prayer is one of the best things the community can do for them.
Sandrieka Bradford says lots of people ask what they can do to help, while her husband Willie serves in Iraq with the 48th Brigade. Thursday and Sunday she says there is something everyone can do. Bradford says "I believe strongly in prayer, and I believe that's all we can do while the soldiers are away."
Sandrieka cares for their two children, while E-4 Willie Bradford handles technical support and communications for the troops. 11 members of the 48th Brigade have died since arriving in Iraq in May. A dangerous job for the troops, and a difficult wait at home for the wives. Bradford said "It takes a toll. We can only just pray about it and try to stay strong. And try to be supportive for him."
Thursday, Governor Perdue has asked Georgians to observe a moment of silence for the troops at 1 PM, while a prayer vigil is going on at the State Capital. Sunday, at Albany's First United Methodist Church a citywide prayer vigil will begin at 4 PM. Bradford said "I feel the family that prays together stays together. Right now all of us are family, and any prayers we can get, anywhere we can get them, anytime, that would be a great wonderful idea."
Several Albany ministers will lead the city prayer vigil, along with Mayor Willie Adams. Sandrieka Bradford says the members of the 48th Brigade and their families will appreciate all the prayers and support, during these dangerous times.
55 Georgia soldiers have died since the war on terror began.
Albany's Prayer Vigil for the Troops will be held Sunday at 4 PM at the First United Methodist Church.