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 >>
October 3, 2002
Colquitt County-- Nurses spend most of their work day on their feet. We found a team of Southwest Georgia nurses who are going above and beyond their call of duty to step even farther.
This weekend they're walking for breast cancer-- sixty miles in three days. “Let's go see your mamma,” Maternal RN Anita Johnston says to a newborn baby.
Johnson does this all day long-- walk down hospital hallways at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. “We work really hard. I don't know how many miles we walk at work, but we thought we could do this,” she says.
She's talking about the Avon Breast Cancer walk; sixty miles in three days. “This is something we can do to get away from work, have fun, calm down, but we're also doing it for others.”
Johnston is not alone on the hike. Three other fellow nurses are hitting the pavement instead of hospital halls. Debra Hayes, Janet Hayes and Nurse Manager Barbara James.
“I'm excited about going,” Barbara said. “Kind of nervous about doing 20 miles a day.”
And also nervous about getting donations. Each walker had to collect $1,900. But, while we were shooting this story, the maternal RN's met their goal. They were lacking $617. “Somebody came along,” Barbara said. “A physician’s wife, and donated the rest of the money, so we reached our goal; $7,800.”
With every step, these ladies in scrubs are accomplishing goals and helping those in need.
The Avon three-day walk starts early Friday morning, from the North Georgia mountains to Atlanta. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month.