Friday, May 24 2013 12:30 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:30:17 GMT
Criminals went to the back door of a house on South Street in Thomasville, and burst their way inside on Wednesday night. Police say they took several hundred dollars worth of electronics and a YamahaMore >>
Criminals went to the back door of a house on South Street in Thomasville, and burst their way inside on Wednesday night. Police say they took several hundred dollars worth of electronics and a Yamaha four-wheeler, and made a clean getaway.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
October 19, 2006
Valdosta - Hundreds of airmen packed into the small chapel at Moody Air Force Base to celebrate the life of Airman First Class Leebernard Chavis.
"We come here today to remember Airman First Class Leebernard Chavis, who died heroically, at the age of 21, while in service of his country supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom," says Chaplain Trent Davis.
"Called Lee or Buddy Lee or Chavis by friends, Bernard or Lee by his family, now called hero by all," said Col. John Decknick, Commander of the 820th Security Force Group.
Chavis was killed by enemy gunfire Saturday while on patrol in Baghdad. Col Decknick adds, "While manning the M2 machine gun on the lead vehicle of the squads 4th tactically deployed armored vehicle, airmen Chavis refused to abandon his post, even as he new that with each increasing moment, his courageous actions would ultimately expose him to the sights of the enemy. He gave his life, protecting the lives of his squad members and the people of Iraq."
All his friends described him as fun loving, happy, and with the uncanny ability to put a smile on their face. "He always had a smile on his face, if you needed anything, he was always there, he was a wonderful wonderful person," says Staff Sgt Belon Durham.
"What I want the world to know is he lived! And everybody needs to learn from him! He lived and lived every day as it was his last," adds Willie Harrell.
Then came TAPS and a final farewell to Moody's fallen hero. "So what I need from everyone with all of your heart, I want everyone to stand to your feet and clap with all your heart." Airman First Class Chavis will be buried Tuesday October 24th at Arlington National Cemetery.