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 >>
June 19, 2006
Donalsonville- A south Georgia community lays to rest one of their own killed while serving in Iraq. Monday, family members said their final goodbyes to Navy Seaman Apprentice Zachary Alday. It's another tragedy for a family that was grief stricken more than three decades ago.
More than 1,500 Donalsonville community members came to pay their respects to 22 year old Zachary Alday. A full church caused many to wait outside. Alday was a Navy Seaman Apprentice assigned to the Marines in Iraq, but today he was remembers as much more.
"He was zealous about life, loved to hunt, fish, and play sports, football, and baseball, he loved playing the game," said Rev. Jeff Buchanan, Former Pastor Spring Creek Baptist Church.
Alday was killed June ninth when his vehicle struck a mine in Anbar Province. Monday, his casket was carried by the comrades he served with.
"When a corpsman or when a Marine is killed, a Marine accompanies his remains all the way to the burial point, it's a very special relationship between the Navy and the Marine Corps," said Rear Admiral Lewis Libby.
His duty in Iraq prevented an upcoming promotion to the rank of hospitalman. He was given the honor posthumously, along with a Purple Heart.
"The Purple Heart was given to him as a result of his injuries he received," said Rear Admiral Lewis Libby.
It's been hard for this family, no strangers to tragedy. Zach Alday was the great grandson of Ned Alday. He now lies with those family members who were murdered in 1973 by the Carl Isaacs gang.
"They certainly have a long row to hoe, they've got a lot of hurt, grief, and it's going to take them a long time to get over," said Buchanan.
Difficult Monday, as they said goodbye to a son, a father, and a hero.
Alday was a member of the First Battalion, 7th Marines, 7th Regiment Combat Team of the First Marine Expeditionary Force and was assigned to the Marines to provide medical assistance to troops in Operation Iraqi Freedom.