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The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
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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 >>
October 23, 2006 by Chris Cowperthwaite
Statesboro-- For the past four years, Georgia Southern fans have watched Charrod Taylor pick up football -- again. He joined the Navy out of high school -- and stepped away from the game.
"Just seeing football again kind of caught me off guard. But as the years progressed, I just became more and more comfortable to be playing," said Eagles' Defensive End Charrod Taylor. "Right now it's just, it looks good right now."
Those four years away proved to be a life changing experience. Taylor was a stationed on the USS Cole in 2000 when it was bombed by al Qaeda operatives -- 17 of his shipmates lost their lives that day.
"It was a rough time. I mean we woke up that morning prepared to do our every day routine," said Taylor.
"It exploded port side. You ever see like a little kid playing in the bathtub and they have a toy ship and it's floating and they pick it up and play with it. "It felt like the ship was just, like someone picked it up and threw it back down in the water. It was just a shock. Because I never felt the ship do anything or have that kind of motion. Especially because we were in port. To feel that, was kind of scary."
"It was just an experience I don't think anyone should have to go through. But if anything it has taught me a lot: to just appreciate the tings I have now, and just be prepared for anything."
Taylor doesn't talk about that day too often -- but it's something that's made him realize nothing in football is too tough to handle, despite the challenges he finds along the way.
"It wasn't easy to catch back up with the game after being away from it, especially my first year, just getting back into the whole football groove. And then coming into a position I've never played before. In high school I played linebacker and defensive end -- to playing an inside defensive tackle."
"You know I never got in a three point stance until I got GSU. But with the help of Coach Payton, just the people who played before me: Eric Hadly, Eric McIntire, Freddy Prescada. Just watching those guys helped me along."
Now a 26-year-old senior, Taylor -- or "Big Swole" as he's known around the locker room -- is an undisputed leader for the Eagles.