Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 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 >>
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -
A group of Moody Airmen will be featured on a National Geographic documentary series that premieres this month. Camera crews followed the Para-rescuemen in Afghanistan as they worked to save critically injured troops and civilians.
Four months, 130 missions, and 108 lives saved. National Geographic had their cameras rolling as Para-rescuemen from Moody Air Force Base worked to save the critically injured in Afghanistan.
Their missions will be featured on a show called Inside Combat Rescue. "There's no politics involved, there no discussion of policy. It's just about heroes and what these heroes do on the front lines," said Nat Geo Communications VP Chris Albert.
For the first time ever the United States Air Force allowed cameras to follow this elite unit of rescue warriors known as PJ's. These men are some of the most highly trained emergency trauma specialists in the military.
"The whole premise of why we do what we do and our whole mission is to go out and put ourselves at risk so that other people can go home and see their families," said Barry Creel, a Moody AFB PJ.
Newcomer, Barry Creel experienced his first deployment on the show as a PJ. "I definitely love the immediate satisfaction of going out and saving someone, there's really not a better feeling you could have," said Creel.
At a moment's notice these men respond to save the wounded in one of Afghanistan's most dangerous cities, Kandahar.
Backpacks are critical to a PJ's job, in the field they can save an amputee with surgical equipment and IV fluids. Veteran PJ, Brett Taylor who's on his 6th deployment Says he's nervous but he is ready for America to see what's happening overseas.
"Hopefully this will open people's eyes and allow them to see what is still going on you know years and years later, this is still happening. But we're still over there doing our jobs and saving people's lives," said Moody AFB PJ Brett Taylor.
Known as Guardians, they live by their motto "These things I do so that others may live." The documentary airs February 18th on the National Geographic Channel.