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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.
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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 >>
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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.
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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 >>
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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 >>
September 27, 2006
Albany -- An Albany church's movie makes it debut Friday in 150 cities across the nation.
"Facing the Giants" was made by church volunteers in Spring 2004. Sony Pictures liked the small budget film about a coach's struggle leading a Christian football team so much, they are opening it on 441 screens in 150 cities Friday. Sherwood Associate Pastor Alex Kendrick said "We are excited about what God has done with it. Hopefully it will change a lot of life's and inspire a lot of people."
Associate Pastor Alex Kendrick co-wrote, produced, and stars in the movie. Kendrick has a five page long list of interviews with national media wanting to talk about the movie. The film first made national news in July, when the Motion Picture Association of America rated it PG, because of it's religious content.
This week church leaders are again appearing on dozens of national news shows talking about the movie with a Christian message, and they are expecting a huge response. Kendrick said "we sold somewhere over 50-thousand tickets nationwide already before the movie comes out, through Fandango and things like that. That's a pretty good indication that people are interested in seeing it."
Tracy Goode plays an assistant coach in the film, and says the response is a little overwhelming. Tracy Goode said "I don't think any of us really envisioned how big it would get, or what God's idea was for it."
Kendrick said "We are taking ministry in the form of a movie to where the people are. So if they walk out of the theatre wanting a closer walk with God, that's what we hope for."
Goode said "I hope that when people leave the theatre they are entertained and maybe challenged and inspired to look and see what giants might be in their life's."
The buildup for the film seems to be growing. Their web site had to be updated Tuesday. Kendrick said "yesterday it crashed because they had one point one million requests from that sight, people going to that sight."
Many of the Sherwood film stars are in Los Angeles for the debut there, and Kendrick and others will be at Albany's theatre Friday night.
Sony Pictures spokespersons say if the first two week's ticket sales are good, they will expand the film's distribution.
Alex Kendrick says if Sherwood Baptist Church makes any profit from the film, part of the money will be used to produce another film, which begins production next spring.