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 >>
July 12, 2007
Valdosta - New illegal drugs are constantly hitting the streets.
Like Purple Drank, a mixture of cough medicine and codeine. Or cheese. The drug you get from combining heroin with cold medicine.
Both are extremely addictive and extremely deadly.
But Georgia's finest are working hard to stay ahead of the game. "They've learned to adapt as society changes and different technique have come about. Then we've always been able to put those into supplemental programs," says Sgt Jim Griffin, Coordinator of the DARE Program at the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and Vice President of the Georgia D.A.R.E. Officers Association.
This week over 100 D.A.R.E. officers from all over the state came to Lowndes County to participate in these programs. They'll take what they've learned here in this classroom to classrooms throughout the state.
All with one goal in mind. "Teach children the techniques to resist drugs and violence," says Darlene Roberts, State Coordinator of the D.A.R.E. training center.
So far, they believe the program is working. "Statistics show the program does work. There's a decrease in drugs use, and we are very proud that a lot of officers are so dedicated to this program," she adds.
And if statistics don't show it, their collection of D.A.R.E. cruisers will. "A lot of the cars don't cost their agencies anything," Sgt Griffin says. "They are seized from drug dealers. So it's drug money, the drug dealers are in jail, and we are out cruising around in his vehicles."
After today's conference, the officers will be ready to return to the classrooms. And with their tricked out cruisers to take them there, they have no doubt they'll help educate more kids and keep them drug free through adulthood.