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 >>
October 26, 2005
Quitman - Lessons at Quitman Elementary aren't usually taught through cheers and step shows, but Wednesday was different. It's Red Ribbon Week, and students are getting an important lesson in drug awareness from these high school athletes. "They're always in the classroom reading pamphlets about it, but when they see us having fun, it makes them want to listen more," said Herman Allen.
They call themselves M.M.A.D. "It stands for men making a difference," said Clifton Fedd.
All the guys are stars on the Brooks County football team. "They're our first line on Friday nights, they're outstanding," said Fedd.
But they're also role models off the field. "A lot of these kids are just looking for somebody to look up to and see someone having a good time, seeing somebody doing something good," said Fedd.
Along with teaching them to stay away from drugs and alcohol, the group also mentors kids on keeping their grades up, and getting involved in their community. "Without drugs, you can be successful and there are doors that can be opened outside of this school," said Allen.
"I learned that you should never do drugs because your body could get addicted," said Chelsea Phillips.
"If you do drugs, you could lose your friends and not remember most things," said Abby Parks.
"Drugs are wrong and you should just say no," said Rakeem Johnson.
And while they try to learn the guys' routine and imitate them today, they'll hopefully continue to follow their footsteps as they face life's temptations.