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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. More >>
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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 15, 2007
Albany--Andrew Young spoke to the "Stolen Girls" and others in attendance at tonight's ceremony.
The former United Nations ambassador and Atlanta mayor was one of Dr. King's closest aides.
Decades after his fight for peace, justice, and equality for everyone, civil rights activist Andrew Young remembers the struggle he and others led to get the country where we are today.
"We had some pretty rough experiences at times. People did suffer and people did lose their lives," says Young.
In an era when racism thrived and segregation was alive and well, Young and the late Dr. Martin Luther King Junior fought for equality.
"He was a great satirist and joke teller but in the moment of truth he was willing to stand up and give his life. He was a brilliant man who read a lot, who prayed a lot, who was very much aware that this could cost him very much his life," he says.
At times their peaceful demonstrations cost them jail time---but Young knows hard times brought positive changes to the country.
"I went to jail over in Savannah and in Atlanta. I got beat up in St. Augustine. When you look at the changes that we have incurred, mostly for the better, it was a very small sacrifice to pay," says Young.
Young worked with King closely right up to the very end. He was in Memphis with King during the day of his assassination. He was only 39.
"He always said we probably won't make it to 40. Death was not something he feared or we feared. It was something that was in evitable and the only thing you can determine is what you die for," says Young.
Although, it's been nearly 40 years since King's death, his message of hope, peace and unity leaves on.
"People coming together to celebrate his vision some thirty plus years later, I think he would be very pleased," says Young.
And Despite his passing, Young will always live out the dream the two men shared for a better world filled with harmony.
Young first came to south Georgia in 1955 where he pastored a church in Thomasville. He was part of the Albany Movement with Dr. King back in 1961.