January 7, 2008
Valdosta - A World War Two veteran from Savannah received one of the Air Force's top awards, 63 years after his heroic service.
Henry Baker was a flying safety officer honored for the 300 plus hours he spent in the India-China Division, covering a very dangerous route where enemy attacks were probable and expected.
Monday, Lt. General Gary North presented him with the Flying Cross Medal for his heroic actions.
That medal is presented to someone who distinguishes himself by heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight.
While many Southwest Georgia schools are preparing to close for summer, leaders with Pelham City Schools said they're making plans now for the new school year.
The city of Pelham is making strides to improve the quality of life for its residents.
Although it's not known yet how many Georgians officially voted in Tuesday's primary, turnout in the region was flat or slightly lower than expected.
As seniors across Southwest Georgia prepared to take the next steps in their futures, one senior class wanted to make the legacy they left behind count.
A national finance corporation dubbed Cordele the poorest town in the state of Georgia, but residents and leaders believe that may not be the full story.