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 >>
August 28, 2007 Albany -- It was two years ago that Ronnell Smith and his family abandoned their New Orleans home. Now he has a new job, and is working on a career.
As Ronnell Smith gets ready for classes at Albany State, he reflects on his life of two years ago.
"I had a job, worked a nine to five, I was going to school, and then the next thing you know it was pretty much like we were almost homeless, because they told us we couldn't go back," he said.
Ronell's family found a home in Boyette Village, thanks to the Greater Second Mt. Olive Church, and something his mother read in the local paper changed his life.
"She saw an article which indicated that Albany State was reaching out to Hurricane Katrina victims, so after that she told me 'Well you don't have anything to lose, why don't you just go and see?'" said Ronell.
By the end of the day, the University of New Orleans student was enrolled at Albany State. At the start of his junior year, the future is clear. "I was a marketing manager, but I've changed it over to health care management, because I did a little research, and I saw that there's more of a demand as far as graduate students."
While Ronell's thoughts are focused on his studies and future, he still thinks about New Orleans, but isn't planning to return. "I have a lot invested here, and that's the reason why I can't go back now."
Instead, he's planning for graduate school, likely somewhere here in Georgia, his new home. Albany State University was able to assist 18 students like Ronell Smith who were displaced because of Katrina.