Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 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.
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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 >>
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 >>
October 13, 2006
Albany - - An Americus woman with several serious health problems says her service dog helps keep her alive. But recently, the dog was hit by a car and had to go through extensive surgery. The owner is having problems footing the bill.
Phyllis Owen is re-united with her best buddy Sam. For five years, Sam has helped her battle severe arthritis and asthma.
"He was only 7 months old the first time he literally saved my life."
He woke her up after noticing something was wrong. When Owen awoke, she couldn't see. Owen was suffering from oxygen deprivation. Sam has come through in many situations like this.
"He will keep me from going into areas where there are odors that will trigger an asthma attack. He has stopped me in the nursing home because they were painting a room down that hall, he got in front of me and made me turn around and go the other way."
Last week, Sam experienced a tragedy. When he noticed Owen's daughter trying to cross the street, he ran to help her. The car hit him. Since then, Sam has been undergoing treatment with his veterinarian.
"It is a complicated surgery just because of the nature of the fractures and the location of the bone that it was fractured. It's an involved repair, it requires a plate that was put on there in order to allow it to heal and realign the bone correctly," says Dr. Charlie Deriso.
It's also an expensive surgery, totaling some $3,000.
"I have no financial reserves. My parents have nothing, my father is in a nursing home. My mother is constantly dealing with him. There just isn't the finances to take care of this," Owens says.
She's hoping someone will come through so she won't be without the special dog that keeps her going each day.
Sam suffered breaks to *both* of his front legs. He's wearing a cast now and it may be 6 months before he completely heals. If you'd like to help Phyllis Owen, you can contact her by email at email@example.com or by phone at (229) 931-6404.