Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
January 16, 2005
Valdosta - There really aren't words to describe what Paige Dukes saw in Southern Mississippi, but the pictures she took there say it all. "There were just outstanding things to photograph, thing you never imagined you'd see," said Dukes.
Dukes is the public information officer for Lowndes County, and was sent to Hancock County, Mississippi to help in community relations. "We did a lot of critical incident stress relief, a lot of time people in line just needed someone to talk to," said Dukes.
On her trip, she captured these heartwarming images that she wants to share with her community. They're now on display at the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts. "The name of the exhibit is Hancock: A Lesson in Compassion," said Dukes.
We've all seen pictures of the destruction the hurricane caused to homes and businesses, but this exhibit is more about the people. "I want people to come in, look beyond Katrina and the devastation, and into the hearts of the people there," said Dukes.
The money to print and frame the photos came out of Dukes' own pocket, but the money coming in from the art show won't be for her benefit. "The photographs are for sale and the proceeds will go to Hancock County for Katrina relief, to help them rebuild their community," said Dukes.
And even though she was sent to Mississippi to help others, the victims there actually helped her. Not just in furthering her career in photography, but in gaining a new appreciation for the blessings she has here.
The pictures will be on display through March second.