Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:46 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:46:18 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view. More >>
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Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her. She is charged with cruelty to aMore >>
Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:45 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:45:09 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports (http://bit.ly/17WfBX4) thatMore >>
About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The unit is made up of soldiers assigned at Fort Benning and medical personnel from throughout the Army.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:49 AM EDT2013-06-19 12:49:18 GMT
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 >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:44 AM EDT2013-06-19 04:44:24 GMT
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 >>
October 8, 2005
Tifton-- Tifton religious leaders hope to end the violence in the area with a special walk. The walk began at city hall in Tifton and ended at Our Divine Savior Catholic Church where seven murder victims were memorialized.
In Tifton, dozens of people take to the streets to walk for peace. "The people are here to support one another," says Father Alfonso Gutierrez. Walkers put each foot forward in hopes of building unity. They're using the light from candles as a guide.
"When we have some dark situations, we need light from God. From our faith, we can find light," says Father Gutierrez. They hope that light leads them to understanding. "I hope so. I hope so," says Father Gutierrez.
The footsteps will help to walk away from fear after a string of deadly home invasions that left six Hispanic men dead. "I was scared because everybody says different things," says walker Angel Aguilar. The six men are honored in the march along with an African-American man killed in a separate murder by a Hispanic male. "We're all people and it doesn't matter colors or anything. We're persons and it hurts when you hurt somebody from any community," says Aguilar.
With the exception of the beating of a drum, the procession is silent but leaders hope the message is loud and clear. "The message, we can be here together in Tifton and share the life, the place, everything," says Father Gutierrez.
"I'm white and I'm Jewish. What brought me out was to join with them in solidarity," says walker Susan Eigen. Solidarity and silence also gives walkers a chance to think.
"Not only to talk to yourself but also an opportunity to talk with God," says Father Gutierrez. They pray the violent deaths have finally ended. "I, I hope it gives anybody in there who's despondent, I hope it gives them heart," says Eigen.
With a community of hearts and feet, it's the first step to bringing peace, unity and understanding.