Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:32 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:32:02 GMT
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:31:27 GMT
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
October 19, 2006
Cordele -- Veterans Memorial State Park is a place that honors all Georgians who have served our country in the military. People in Cordele and surrounding communities seem to support our troops as strongly as those in any part of the state. And the daily newspaper in the area has a special project to join in that support.
From the Civil War through Iraq, hundreds of veterans are about to be published in a special book put together by the Cordele Dispatch.
"We really honor our veterans a lot here in Cordele. This is not just old veterans, this is all the way up till today," says Circulation Director Rachel Wainwright. "You know, these are lives. This is our history. It's wonderful. These guys fought for our freedom, and they're still there today fighting."
Two years ago, the Dispatch published a pictorial history of Crisp County on the county's 100th anniversary. That was so successful that the newspaper decided to take on this special project. "We felt like it was something we wanted to do to honor our local veterans."
It goes along with the paper's philosophy of focusing on what's important to local people in Crisp, Dooly, and Wilcox Counties. "We pride ourselves in believing that we own the franchise on local news in the three counties that we serve."
Publisher Dan Sutton and managing editor Peggy King both got their start in the newspaper business with the dispatch in 1970s. After long careers at other papers, they both recently returned.
"It's rewarding to know that you're putting news for just every day people in the paper," said Sutton.
"I enjoy what I'm doing and don't know how to do anything else but work in newspapers and serve the community," King said.
And the Dispatch will continue to serve the community-- letting people know about their local news, and honoring the men and women who have served our country.
That book honoring the veterans costs $24.95. You can pre-order one now. They hope to have them back and ready to sell on Veterans Day, November 11th.