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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. 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 >>
June 6, 2007
Bainbridge-- Dalton Gunner Moore was practicing on his dirt bike when he jumped off a dirt ramp at the track in Bainbridge yesterday afternoon.
His father and coach were there, but they lost sight of him between two ramps. Investigators believe Moore was thrown from the bike after landing the jump.
Twelve-year-old Gunner Moore was practicing jumps at the Southern Raceway MX park around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday when he crashed.
"Anybody involved, period, it's difficult. But when you're dealing with a young child, its very difficult," says Investigator Pat Trolinger with the Decatur County Sheriff's Office.
Difficult, tragic and, investigators say, seemingly unpreventable. "He appeared to have all his PPE, which is, we call Personal Protective Equipment. He appeared to have a helmet, chest guard, the pants, the boots," says Trolinger.
"He was wearing everything I would have worn if I was out there racing and riding at his speed. It's just one of those things, it really reaches up and grabs you," added Shane Lusk, Moore's instructor. Lusk coached Moore for two years and loved him like a brother.
Lusk himself, suffered a traumatic injury on a dirt bike several years ago. He was told he'd never walk again. Now he's returned to the track, but for a different reason. "I still come back and teach kids how to race, and safety, and everything that keeps me in the sport. I kind of live through there happiness now," Lusk says.
And, he says, nothing made his young student happier than riding his dirt bike. "He was so happy, he 100% loved what he was doing and he wouldn't, I don't think he would regret or take anything back. That's the same passion I kind of lived with when I raced," says Lusk.
Moore's family and friends will miss the young man who's life was cut tragically short, but can always gain comfort that it was lived to the fullest.
Dalton Gunner Moore's funeral arrangements have not yet been released.