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 >>
December 21, 2007
Thomasville-- Fifteen enthusiastic kids filed into Wal-mart, each paired with a police officer and armed with a hundred dollars that was theirs to spend. "This is just one of the many programs the Thomasville Police Department does to give back to the community that supports us so much," said Officer Terry Whigham. They set out with one goal in mind: "Shopping!" Keri Dupree said.
But with many different items on ther list. Porsha Freeman wanted "shoes and toys." A "Playstation!" chimed in Tristan Cane. And Laurin Williams said she wanted "clothes and ear rings." All of these, plus bikes and many other presents quickly filled up carts ensuring these kids a merrier Christmas than they may have seen otherwise. "I got to pick a lot of stuff that I want that my parents probably wouldn't be able to get me," said Williams.
But there's more to this event than the material aspect. Officers say many children grow up being scared of police. This experience is a gift that will last them a lifetime. "This gives them a chance to know officers on a more personal level. Let them know they can approach us, talk to us. We're normal people we just have a job to do," said Whigham.
The pairs also shared a meal together, giving them some bonding time the kids took advantage of. "You can learn more, like if you want to be a cop you can learn more about them," said Freeman. Both aspects of the program are something these kids won't soon forget.
Wal-Mart also helped out by donating food baskets and clothing to each child.