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The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 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.
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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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) –In November of 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed into law a federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Today the nation is celebrating his accomplishments. We've seen Dr. King's dream become a reality or have we?
Here's a look at how two different generations see things since the days of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Equality in America has been an ever evolving process.
"We've come a long way," said Charles Sherrod. He fought for civil rights when church bombings, police brutality, and racism ruled with an iron fist.
"All that left us with such a zeal to have a better life. And that is the dream that we all have," said Sherrod.
14-year-old, Malcolm Danmola has only heard stories of what it was like back in the days of the Civil Rights Movement. "We have integrated schools now. And we as kids can go into a white teachers class and not be discriminated against," said Danmola.
But, Charles Sherrod remembers when all men weren't created equal, and says there's still work to be done. "The fullness of it has still not come yet, if blacks, whites, Jews and Hispanics would all come together than it will surely come to pass," said Sherrod.
"It is a reality, because now as a black person. We can go to the top of the line colleges, not just based on our skin color," said Danmola.
"Are we there yet no, but yes we're on our way," said Sherrod.
"Now we can walk into a store, and be treated the same. We are now getting along," said Danmola.
In his speech, Dr. King wanted his four kids not to be judged by their color, but character. "It's taken place more now than ever. Even in our school systems we are still segregated," said Sherrod.
"We live in a society of the new generation that doesn't go by race. We go by the person. No matter what type of glasses you are looking through, things have changed for the better, thanks to Dr. King and his followers.