Friday, May 24 2013 12:30 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:30:17 GMT
Criminals went to the back door of a house on South Street in Thomasville, and burst their way inside on Wednesday night. Police say they took several hundred dollars worth of electronics and a YamahaMore >>
Criminals went to the back door of a house on South Street in Thomasville, and burst their way inside on Wednesday night. Police say they took several hundred dollars worth of electronics and a Yamaha four-wheeler, and made a clean getaway.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
February 1, 2008
Valdosta - South Georgia has a serious problem that is often overlooked. The South Georgia Coalition to End Homelessness estimates there are 80 homeless people living in Lowndes County, and nearly 100 more who pass through each of their shelters in the 18 county area.
"People think because we live in a nice warm friendly community, that everyone has everything they need. But unfortunately there's a lot of people you don't see," Jane Osborn with the SGCEH.
They population is growing every year. "They are living near the woods here, the train station, people are living near the exits because that's an easy place to get food," Osborn says.
People like Tom McCament, who hit hard times and lived on the streets for five years.
"It's a shock. your feet are completely knocked out from under you, emotionally, financially. You don't know where to turn or which way to go."
He turned to the South Georgia Coalition to end Homelessness. They helped him find shelter and a job with Hope Ministries in Homerville.
They'd like to help more people like McCament get back on their feet. But a lack of awareness means a lack of money.
And the homeless population grows. "This area has suffered two losses of major industries. Waycross suffered a number of losses after the fires and the little towns around her don't don't have the infrastructure."
They hope to help all homeless get a fresh start but say it will only be done with increased awareness of these forgotten neighbors and a push from elected leaders for better shelters, assistance program and affordable housing.