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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.
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 >>
Production is now underway at a plant in Ben Hill County that is helping feed starving children overseas.
It's called Mana. Wednesday state and local leaders celebrated the grand opening of the facility.
MANA stands for Mother Administered Nutritive Aid and it is referred to as a ready to use therapeutic food..that means a mother can give her child the food herself, no doctors needed
Inside this small packet are just a few simple ingredients, "We use a lot of milk powder, mix that with peanut butter and serve that to the child."
But the effects these small packets have on malnourished children are massive. "Everytime this tank is emptied 2,124 children will be fed," said Mark Moore, CEO of MANA.
Inside each packet are 550 calories. If a packet is consumed three times a day for six to eight weeks it will help save a severely malnourished child's life.
Although the food will be consumed by children overseas it's manufactured right here in the United States at this plant in Ben Hill County. It's the only factory in America to produce the product at such a large volume."American Blanching brings over the peanut paste in these huge 44,000 gallon tankers," he said.
It's a joint effort to produce the product. Allen Conger, The Director of American Blanching invested over than a million dollars in the project. His company produces the peanut paste, and delivers it next door to the Mana plant.
A dozen people are currently employed but officials say as the production picks up to 70 new jobs could be created over the next few years.
American Blanching and Mana are considering future expansions of the facility to take on a new food product designed for disaster relief in devastated areas.
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