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 >>
April 26, 2007
Bainbridge-- Bells chimed in the town square, deputies flashed their lights, and people donned orange and blue ribbons.
Sheriff Wiley Griffin asked for a moment to remember the victims of violent crime. "Some of the crimes against victims. Especially dealing with domestic violence, just don't think they have anybody that cares, and we do care," he said.
Thursday's ceremony isn't just about memorializing- it's about prevention and awareness. "And to get people to realized that there is no shame in coming forward because what has happened to you, happened because somebody else made a bad choice that hurt you," added Stephen Webb, chaplain to the Decatur County Sheriff's Office.
"We want them to come forward. We can help them and protect them. But we can't help them and protect them if they don't come forward," said Griffin.
The Sheriff says their job is more than just putting away the bad guy. "We deal with criminals everyday but law enforcement and our judicial system are very aware how devastating this is to a family," he said.
In the aftermath of a crime, the chaplain for the Sheriff's office offers counseling to victims and their families. "In that process, there needs to be healing to bring about that wholeness for you, that can come through the victim assistance," Webb explains.
Locally or nationwide, every victim of every crime has rights. The goal of this week is to make sure they know, there will always be people there to help.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a violent crime and needs help, contact your local law enforcement. Or you can get information fromthe Office for Victims of Crime.