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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 >>
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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.
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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 >>
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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) - That means thousands of people missed the opportunity to donate, causing a major shortfall in the blood supply.
Even the Albany Red Cross donor center shut down for one day because of bad weather.
It's crippled the nation's blood supply, and now, work is underway to replenish it.
Local drives are more important than ever as the supply has dwindled with bad weather.
Charles King is a regular blood donor. As a dentist he understands the need for a constant blood supply, especially since there's now a blood shortage after inclement winter weather.
Charles King, Jr. "It's sorely needed now. I mean, it's always needed, but especially in a time like this, where you've had crazy weather, crazy storms and anytime there's a shortage of anything, you need people to step up to the plate and give more beyond the call of duty."
Emerge Albany put on the drive today. The group of young people consider themselves to be the future leaders of Albany.
Today, they decided to show off that leadership by rolling up their sleeves and giving back with blood.
"It just shows our community that young professionals are in town and we do want to give back to our community," said Jenny Collins, Emerge Albany Staff Liaison.
When the blood supply is compromised elective surgeries are put on hold. Even emergency procedures can be put in jeopardy.
"That's why it's so important for everybody to donate, if they can," Constance "C. C." Roman, Team Supervisor.
Today was Kristen Schuette's first time donating. "I'm glad I can help in anyway. It may just be a bag, but it could help save somebody's life and that's important to me."
Actually, that one bag can save multiple lives. "You're helping others. You're helping three people. So that should be encouragement enough for someone to help three people, to save three people's lives when it comes to that," said C. C.
Giving back by giving blood, allowing a more plentiful supply to emerge.
While the drive here is over, you don't have to wait on a donor drive to give blood.
You can go by the Red Cross donor center where you live to donate. You can donate blood up to six times a year, that's every 56 days.
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