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 >>
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 8, 2007
Moultrie -- When a south Georgia woman needed a bone marrow transplant, her community found ways to help. They held a bone marrow drive that they hope will bring out 1,000 donors, that could not only save lives in the community, but around the country.
In 2005, Moultrie native Carolyn Tallman was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, an aggressive cancer of the lymph nodes.
It went into remission but came back earlier this year. "Anytime this type of cancer comes back in 5 years, bone marrow's an automatic," she said.
She required a bone marrow transplant to save her life, a process that could take years. But her friends at Moultrie technical college were determined to find a match and received a grant to hold a bone marrow drive at the college.
"It's anywhere from $45 to $100 to get tested, and that's the great thing about today, it's free! It's very painless. It's only a few questions and they swab your mouth."
The drive was held Friday, even though Carolyn found a match just a week ago. "They have within two months, miraculously found my donor. People are on transplant lists for years sometimes, so this is just a true answered prayer."
And next month, she'll receive the life-saving transplant from a complete stranger. "It gives hope if nothing else. It lets you know that people truly have a heart, they do care."
That's exactly what brought Gerard Kwileski to the drive. "if I can save someone's life, even if I don't know them, I think it's a great thing and will be glad to do my part."
He and those at Moultrie tech hope their drive will help find matches for all the Carolyns of the world, and raise cancer awareness throughout the community.
The bone marrow drive has ended at Moultrie Tech but will continue until 7 o'clock at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. Most local hospitals and doctors can offer bone marrow testing to anyone interested in becoming a donor.
The American Cancer Society:
Albany Office 323 Pine Ave, Suite 100 Albany, GA 31701 Phone: (229)446-1073