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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
December 19, 2006
Valdosta - Although 325 foster children are registered in Lowndes County, only about a third of them are still living in the area. "We don't have enough foster homes in the county for all the children," says Case Manager Beth Mathis.
Families, brothers and sisters can sometimes be in different parts of the state just so they'll have a decent place to live. "We want to reunited families but its very hard to reunited them when the children are spread all over the place," she adds.
So the Valdosta Fire Department and Lowndes County Department of Family and Children Services are teaming up, in hopes of finding these kids a home nearby for the holidays. "So I got with the chief and he thought it was a great idea to have a Christmas party for them," says Sgt Leslie Brogdon of the Valdosta Fire Department.
Here potential foster parents can see the kids and speak to parents who have opened their hearts and homes to help the children grow. "You see a lot of their values change, you see them develop a self esteem, you see them make friendships," says foster parent Janice Inman.
But they say the children aren't the only ones touched by the program. "We found it made us better people, more loving, more caring and really appreciate the small things in life," she adds.
DFACS officials say they need an additional 60 families in the county to give these children the ultimate Christmas present.
To learn more about being a foster parent click here.