Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:10 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:10:40 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
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Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:16 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:16:37 GMT
Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her. She is charged with cruelty to aMore >>
Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:45 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:45:09 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports (http://bit.ly/17WfBX4) thatMore >>
About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The unit is made up of soldiers assigned at Fort Benning and medical personnel from throughout the Army.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:49 AM EDT2013-06-19 12:49:18 GMT
By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press BERLIN (AP) - Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs asMore >>
Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50 terror threats.More >>
January 28, 2008
Valdosta - Last August, the Delk family was spending the weekend in Lake Park.
Their lives changed when Craig went down a water slide and didn't come back up.
"We were all in the water and he didn't come up immediately and I thought he was fooling around under the water and then he just floated to the top," says Genevieve Delk, Craig's sister-in-law.
"I hit the bottom of the lake, on the back. I hit the bottom and broke my neck," Graig says.
Craig severed his spinal cord, leaving him paralyzed.
After months in the hospital and several major surgeries, Craig is finally regaining some movement.
"I can move this arm now and I couldn't do anything with this arm, or this on in the beginning," Craig adds.
But it hasn't come cheap. His family purchased wheelchairs, lifts, even built this handicapped accessible home.
They still need many necessities like a van and shower lift but with insurance refusing to pay, it's hard to come by.
"That's a little astonishing to me to think that bathing is not something insurance views as necessary for someone to have a good quality of life," Genevieve Delk.
So here's how you can help! Mardi Gras will be brought to Downtown Valdosta Saturday night with live bands, silent auctions, and drink specials. All the proceeds will go to helping Craig get the essentials he needs and continue his long road to recovery.
The Mardi Gras festivities will begin at 7:00 PM Saturday at Salon 106 in Downtown Valdosta.
Tickets are $20.00 and include food, drinks and entertainment. Many downtown venues will also have drink and appetizer specials where the proceeds will go to the Delk family.