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Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting. Robert Skinner, the NYSP director, outlined the program's services,More >>
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting.More >>
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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Lakeland. Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents areMore >>
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Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
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Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
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Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
January 15, 2007
Valdosta - Dr. Martin Luther King spent his life fighting injustice and building a better community.
On a day meant to honor him, many Georgians worked to continue building on King's dream. "So we thought we'd take today as a holiday from Georgia Power to take advantage of the holiday and really put Dr. King's words into action," says Bonita Hodges.
"We actually call it a day on instead of a day off so that we can support the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King in trying to help build the community and to help them grow and develop," Terri Lupo adds.
For almost 30 employees of Georgia Power, this meant picking up a hammer and some nails for Habitat for Humanity. "It really makes you feel good to know you are helping someone in your community have an opportunity to better themselves if you get out and you do some things to make the community a better place to live and work," says Lupo.
For most of them, it's the first house they've ever helped to build, but they say the experience they'll always remember. "I will have to drive by and look at it. It will be great knowing I played a part in building this house," Hodges says.
"So one day I'll ride by this street and see a family and maybe some kids actually playing in the yard and think I was able to contribute to that," says Lupo.
Habitat officials hope that like King's dream, the experience of community service is something all volunteers will continue year round.
Habitat Officials hope to have the house completed by the end of the week.