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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 >>
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 15, 2007
By Delivrine Registre
Lee County -- It's a great day for riding and some very special children saddle up. "We have riders with autism, C. P. [crebral palsey], spinal bifida, amputees, and blind," said Director Tara Okon.
Children with special needs come to the Honey Pot Stable for some therapeutic riding. "I've been riding Cici and Hobo for a couple of hours lately," said John Scott Okon, one of the riders.
The children may be hesitant at first, but this doesn't last for long. "We have kids who cry because they don't want to get on, but than they cry because they don't want to get off," volunteer coordinator Gretchen Gay said.
Not only do they have a good time, but they also make some new friends. "It's just wonderful. These kids bond with those horses and they don't realize they are getting some physical therapy," Gay said.
"Children who have trouble walking get on the horse that facilitate the walking motion and when they get off, they move better," Okon said. But this camp wouldn't be possible without some generous people.
"Volunteers, without volunteers we don't exist," Okon said. The parents agree. "It's a wonderful program and everyone needs to come out and be a part of it," Melissa Battle said.
Funding is also needed to make all this possible. "We mainly do fund raisers, we have Easter sales, but the rest is just donations," Okon said. But when it all comes together everyone involved benefits from the experience.
If you are interested in helping the Southwest Therapeutic Riding Center you can contact Tara Okon at 229-434-9087. You can also log on to Hunny Pot's website.