Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 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 >>
January 31, 2006
Albany -- Southwest Georgia friends of Coretta Scott King mourn her death. The 78-year-old widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior died overnight at a clinic in Mexico.
Southwest Georgians who were with Dr. and Mrs King during the height of the civil rights movement in Albany remember her as a woman of courage.
Carol King shows her photographs of Coretta Scott King and Dr. Martin Luther King in Albany in 1962. "She got out there with him. And that's important." KIng said.
King's husband, C. B.King, was Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's lawyer when he was arrested in Albany. She and Coretta Scott King became friends, as forces against the movement threatened their husbands' lives.
King said "People don't know the kind of fear you can experience when you have children, and you don't know from where the problems are going to come."
Reverend Charles Sherrod also admired how Mrs. King handled the danger her husband faced. "Wondering whether he was going to live or not. Whether your are going to die this day, having pistols in your face, shotguns in your face, and being hurt physically sometimes."
After Dr. King's assassination in 1968, Coretta Scott King carried on his work, never letting anyone forget his sacrifice. Sherrod said, "She kept italive. She kept non violence alive. Thousands and thousands of people because of the King Center, coming through the King Center, have a a new understanding , a real understanding of what Dr. King was all about."
Carol King says she hopes Coretta Scott King's death will spur young Americans to learn more about the civil rights movement. "Coretta traveled around the world, and she talked about her husband's mission, and it became her mission."
Sherrod and King say that Coretta Scott King should be remembered as the first lady of the civil rights movement, who ensured Dr. King's work for human rights and equality lives on.
Governor Perdue has ordered flags at all state buildings to be flown at half-staff because of the death of Coretta Scott King and has offered to allow her body to lie in state at the Capitol.