A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
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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 >>
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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.
Air Force Master Sergeant Jennifer L. Nesbitt will be the featured speaker on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at the annual Memorial Day Service in Andersonville National Cemetery.
The program will begin at 2:00 p.m. and will include a Color Guard from Macon County High School Navy JROTC and a Rifle Salute from Robins Air Force Base. The ceremony will feature wreath presentations by several military, civic, and patriotic organizations, including the Friends of Andersonville. Mr. Edward L. DeMent, the National Director, Southeast Region, of the American Ex-Prisoners of War will recognize all veterans in attendance. U.S. Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. will introduce featured speaker MSgt Nesbitt. Music will be provided by members of the Band of the Air Force Reserve.
Master Sergeant Jennifer L. Nesbitt is the Honor Guard Program Manager for the 78th Air Base Wing, Robins AFB Georgia. She directs the installation Honor Guard program and provides funeral and color guard support in three states over a 70,000 square mile radius. She manages three flights of 25 active duty and 23 Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve members while designing local policies and directives for the administration of the base Honor Guard. MSgt Nesbitt also oversees Honor Guard awards and decorations program, as well as executes 448 hours of annual funeral honors drill instruction.
In preparation for the ceremony, on Friday, May 25, volunteers raised the Avenue of Flags along the roadways within the cemetery. In the morning of Saturday, May 26, scouting groups and other volunteers from across the state of Georgia remembered and honored the sacrifices of the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces by decorating the nearly 20,000 grave sites within the cemetery with American flags.
Andersonville National Historic Site is located 10 miles south of Oglethorpe, GA and 10 miles northeast of Americus, GA on Georgia Highway 49. The national park features the National Prisoner of War Museum, Andersonville National Cemetery and the site of the historic Civil War prison, Camp Sumter. Admission is free. For more information on the park, call 229 924-0343.