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 >>
July 28, 2006
Americus-- Attorney Bill Murray watches the fighting in Lebanon with great concern. He is a second generation Lebanese American. He has many relatives who still live in Lebanon, including the country's Defense Minister, his second cousin Elisah Murr.
Murray has not talked with his second cousin recently, but he knows how difficult the situation is in the region. Many Christians and other civilians are caught in the crossfire as Israel and the Hezzbolah militia continue to trade rocket fire.
"The christians suffering, they have been sympathetic to Israel, yet they are being attacked to and this is the tragedy of all of this. Hezbollah is inner-twined in the society and culture of Lebanon in all sections of Lebanon" said Murray.
Murray visited Lebanon for the first time three years ago. He says much of the country's infrastructure will again have to be repaired. He says the conflict there is like Vietnam was for the United States as Israel continues to deal with Hezzbolah fighters attacking from inside Lebanon's borders.
"They are very difficult to seek out, they live in houses with there families. It's a Guerilla group, it's Vietnam all over again for Israel. This is why Israel is afraid to go too deep into Lebanon because it's a quagmire" said Murray.
The Americus native says he hopes a diplomatic solution to this conflict can resolve it, before more of the beautiful country he knows and some of his family still calls home is damaged.
"This whole thing puts the Lebanese politicians backs to the wall. The very force being used is destroying the fragile makeup of the political system there and of course it is tearing beautiful villages"said Murray.
His second cousin, the Lebanese Defense Minister was recently sent to Rome for talks along with United States Secretary of State Condolizza Rice.