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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The poster board sign on a Humvee says it all, "Welcome Home Guys." At the Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, family members of six civilian MCLB workers anxiously awaited their return Tuesday night.
For the past six months, these workers have been thousands of miles of away in Iraq on a mission; a mission to make sure that soldiers fighting in a war zone will someday receive the same homecoming.
"Their mission over in Iraq was two fold - to maintain and sustain the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles - the MRAP vehicles that our Marines are driving out there on patrols. Those are the vehicles that are fully up-armored. Marines are walking away from road side bombs, improvised explosive devices because of the armor and design of these vehicles," says USMC Colonel Dan Gillan.
Back on the grounds of the MCLB - on the heels of an Independence Day weekend - there is without a doubt a sense of accomplishment.
"Independence Day we're going to celebrate good because we're home and there's a lot of young people that are coming home because of what these people are doing down there," says MCLB Civil Service Supervisor Carlos Cruz.
But for the family members of these workers, it's a sigh of relief to see them home. It's a feeling that's best expressed by hugs and the humble words of a young kid.
"I'm so happy that he's coming back tonight, and I missed him. It's been a long time since he's been here," said Brandon More who was waiting for his papa, Michael McDuffie.
It was 6-months of learning for these workers - lessons they'll never forget.
"I appreciate a lot of things I have today, and I learned that being over there with them," said MCLB mechanic Donnie Collett. Collett, who was stationed at Camp Fallujah also learned he's going to be a grandpa.
Also returning from Camp Fallujah were mechanics Chad Newberry, James Long, and Michael McDuffie. Carlos Cruz was stationed Al Taqaddum and mechanic Charles Cook was stationed in Al Asod, Iraq.