Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 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 >>
July 17, 2007
Terrell County-- It's a story of love and loss. Arthur and Erma Hunter were happily married for more than 50-years. Mr. Hunter outlived his wife and had her funeral just this week.
As he struggles to adjust to life without his companion, life dealt him another difficult blow Tuesday. The home the couple shared, a place where they made so many memories together, burned nearly to the ground.
It all happened late Tuesday afternoon. "I heard a loud boom," said Mary Ellen Harnage.
Smoke and loud noises filled the Terrell County neighborhood. "I went to the end of the driveway, there was another boom and I said that sounds like it's coming from Daddy's house," said Harnage.
Mary Ellen Harnage was one of the first to see her father's house in flames. "And there was another loud boom," said Harnage.
The booms and the smoky sights only adds to the family's sadness. "I could not believe that this had happened to Daddy because with Mama dying, we just buried her yesterday," said Harnage.
Arthur Hunter left his home on Jones Mills Road a short time before the fire started. Family consoled him as he came home to the sight of everything lost. Even with everything gone up in flames, his mind is on something or someone else.
"I don't care so much about my home as I do my wife. I lost her to cancer and what have you," said Hunter.
Hunter was married to his wife Erma for decades. "53 years," said Hunter.
More than 50 years of memories of her were also lost in the fire. "It's all gone I know," said Hunter. But Hunter says the flames can't take away the memories in his mind and heart.
"I'll remember. They told me I'd get over her after a while but ain't no way. I'll remember and worship her until the day I die," said Hunter.
For now, he'll try his best to pick up the pieces. "Now it's both of them and it's just kind of hard to bare," said Hunter. He's carrying the weight of a lost sweetheart and a lost home.
Mrs. Hunter's beloved beagle Lilly was also killed in the fire. Firefighters think the fire might have started from the air-conditioning unit in the front of the home.