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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 >>
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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.
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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 >>
October 31, 2007
Albany -- It's news every military family dreads. An Albany family just got word their soldier who served in Afghanistan and Iraq died. Emmanuel Raines wasn't killed on the battlefield. He was killed in his apartment at Ft. Stewart as he prepared for another deployment to Iraq. Now, his family wants answers from investigators.
The tears are still fresh. News their 29 year old brother, Emmanuel Raines, was found dead inside his Hinesville home is saddening.
"I was very protective of him," says Ronica Clyde.
She and Emmanuel were twins.
"All he wanted to do was go to school, get his education, go into the army and serve his country."
That's what he did. Raines was a part of Lee County High School's ROTC program. He graduated from Dougherty High and enlisted in the army. It's something he and his older brother Enoch talked about when they were young.
"He wanted to do something strong and positive," says Enoch Raines.
Enoch was seven years older than Emmanuel. They had an inseparable bond.
"I was called him 'fat' because he was chubby as a little kid, you know," Enoch says with a smile.
They describe their brother as quiet, understanding, and giving. Raines served in Afghanistan and Iraq and was scheduled to return to Iraq next month.
"A lot of times people just don't know what these military guys go through. I can't say I know. All I can say is I can be proud of him because it takes a strong man to be able to make a decision to do something like that," Enoch says.
They have some unanswered questions about his unexpected death, but they get through by the good memories they shared.
"I loved him so very much...I miss him. That was my twin. Half of me is gone," Clyde says.
Raines leaves behind seven nieces and nephews. The army sergeant would have turned 30 next month. Funeral services haven't been arranged yet.