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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 >>
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 >>
January 10, 2006
Albany-- No one understands the war like those who have fought it. More than 3,000 US troops have died in Iraq with thousands more injured. Last year, we introduced you to one South Georgia soldier who is still recovering from serious wounds he suffered in Iraq. He'll be watching closely as 20,000 more servicemen and women get sent into a continuing war.
This past year and a half has been a learning experience. "Learning to walk all over again," said Eady.
Last year, then Staff Sergeant Clarence Eady made his way around in a wheelchair. He was home for a short time from the Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington D.C.
"I was in an IED explosion in Baghdad and I lost my left leg below the knee and my right leg was severely burned and had fractures in it," said Eady.
It hasn't been easy adjusting. "I thought the physical pain part was hard but now I'm seeing the mental is just as hard," said Eady. Although hard, things are getting better everyday. Things are now moving and changing. Eady is now home again for a few weeks and it's much different than before.
"I was thinking I was going to have to use my wheelchair but I got here and haven't used it since I've been here," said Eady.
"Each time he does something, it's like graduation day to me," said wife Kay Eady.
The Eady family is taking it day by day. Today, this soldier reminisces about the day President Bush came to visit him at Walter Reed. He has several pictures.
"We chit-chatted and talked about fishing and weather," said Eady. The topic now is war and Bush's announcement that 21,000 more troops will be sent to Iraq.
"Do we have the troops to do it? That's the next big question," said Eady. Eady questions if more troops should be shipped out at this time.
"I believe there's probably enough troops probably already there. If they were going to be able to control that situation there, they would be able to do it now but more troops, I don't think it's a good idea," said Eady.
He says we're in a tough situation though and he stands by the commander-in-chief's decision. But right now, he's not sure when that war on terror would end.
"I don't think it'll be anytime soon," said Eady. Just like the war, Eady's recovery continues.
"I know it's going to take time. It's not going to happen overnight so, just got to be patient," said Eady. Patience has paid off so far. He went from a bed to a wheelchair to two canes and now he's down to one.
Another thing changed in recent weeks also. Eady is now Sergeant First Class Eady. "Came a long ways," said Eady.
He has a ways to go but he's not looking back. He's only moving forward.
Eady will head back to Walter Reed in Washington this weekend for more rehab. He hopes to be home for good in a couple of months.