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.
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 >>
Church Whiting loves to play his NCAA football game on Playstation two. "He's just a normal six year old," said his Mother Destiny Cook.
The opponent that makes him abnormal, comes in the form of, Immune thrombocytopenic purpura, a rare blood disorder.
After the platelet count is released from the bone marrow, his body attacks it. "It's kind of like when you have a cold or allergic reaction and your body kills it," said Cook.
His condition makes it easy for him to bruise, bleed, and become exhausted. "You cringe when he's on a bicycle and sports are pretty much out the question," said Dad Jay Whiting.
"You get up each day, deal with it, and do what you have to," said Cook.
The rides between doctors and hospitals have been constant, since he was first diagnosed two years ago. "I have to put on that armored shell, so he doesn't see the fear in me," said Cook.
From Steroids and other immune suppressive drugs, this family has tried just about everything in the playbook. "His body has rejected them and nothing has worked so far," said Cook.
So until doctors are able to score with treatments, this little guy will forfeit his big sports dreams. "I want him to have a life outside of a bubble," said Cook.
Friends of the family have set up an account at DOCO Credit Union in Albany, to help with the medical costs. The account number is #81582, if you would like to donate.
Church Whiting and his family are going to meet a specialist in New York City on August 7th.