Sunday, May 19 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:16:35 GMT
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 >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
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 >>
January 11, 2007
Albany- South Georgia National Guard soldiers were critical of President Bush's plans for a troop surge in Iraq. In April, soldiers returned from their second tour in Iraq. Many saw first-hand the problems that occurred with training Iraqi troops. The President's promise of a surge in troops has them wondering not if, but when, they'll return to the Middle East.
Sgt. Linfred Davis served two tours of duty in Iraq with the 48th Brigade. Davis witnessed a lot of what went wrong and listened closely to the President's words.
"Where mistakes have been made, the responsibility rests with me. It is clear that we need to change our strategy in Iraq," said President Bush.
"Most great men, they admit when they, you know, make a mistake, and then they try and rectify it, but that's all you can really do," said Sgt. Linfred Davis, 121st Division, 2nd Battalion.
During Davis' tour the need for more troops was evident.
"In some areas, small amounts of troops were sufficient enough to do the jobs, and in some other areas it wasn't, because you know with the number of insurgents versus the number of troops, no in some areas there wasn't enough troops over there," said Davis.
Davis feels the President's surge of 20,000 troops will help, as long as Iraqi soldiers can break through barriers.
"The only real difficult thing I saw at the beginning, beside them trying to learn something, new was the language barrier, and they had interrupters trying to interpret what the soldiers were saying," said Davis.
Davis said despite Iraqi forces maintaining the peace, it's just a matter of time before the 48th Brigade is re-deployed to somewhere in the Middle East.
Davis remains skeptical about the November deadline the President set for Iraqi troops to take control around Baghdad, and feels the U.S. will always maintain a military presence in the Middle East.