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The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
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The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
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Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
August 8, 2002
by Jocelyn Maner
Everyday after school at the Terrell County Boys and Girls Club, kids put their book bags and lunch boxes in the corner, get help with school work, and receive encouragement from mentors who have walked in their shoes.
"It'll give them a whole lot of motivation and inspiration that they can make it and be successful," says executive director, Bruce Thomas.
The kids say they are looking forward to reaching their goals, but in the meantime, they say they just love coming to the place they consider to be their second home.
"You can learn things from your teacher, and get educated and get you a job," says student, Williams Reese. Representative Sanford Bishop agrees with these kids, and today, he told them what it takes to make it to the top.
Sandford says, "If you're going to be a lawyer or pediatrician, doctor, or basketball, they're some things you've got to do first, you've got to prepare."
Bishop says preparation is the key because these kids are our future. He adds, "As I said to the kids, they are forty percent of our population, but one hundred percent your future, and this will help them to be constructive, helpful citizens in the years to come."
The students say they look forward to seeing their role models every day . They are people who are like their older sisters and brothers.
"I try to teach the kids to be positive in whatever they do and don't ever let anyone put them down." "I've been there so hopefully, they'll have the answers," says mentor, Cedric Clark.
These kids will continue to walk through the doors of their home away from home, seeking encouragement, seeking comradery, but most of all, seeking a successful future.
There are about sixty kids who attend the Boys and Girls Club in Dawson each day after school.