The Torres/Sanroman family was chosen for one of The Telegraph's 2017 Reindeer Gang features. The family of six is in need of bunk beds, school uniforms, shoes, coats and money for rent and car repairs.
The Gulf Shores Police Department in Alabama posted a video of K-9 Nitro joining Officers Cowan and Hancock in synchronized push-ups on Nov. 18, 2017. They called it part of their #9PMRoutine and said the trio was "getting warmed up and ready to apprehend any bad guys that break the law!" The video has been viewed more than 427,000 times on Facebook.
The homeless and needy enjoyed a turkey dinner and all the fixings Tuesday at Overtyme Bar and Grill at the Taking Care of Each Other Project. The feast was hosted by restaurant owner Charity Harris. Harris said "This is just one of the ways we give back to the community." Everyone in attendance also had an opportunity to get a haircut, blood pressure screening, dental hygiene screening and a goody bag.
A University of Georgia student was arrested Nov. 16 after a high-speed chase through Athens during which, police said, he was posting updates to Snapchat. Athens-Clarke County police released bodycam footage of the 110 mph pursuit, which ended in the student’s pickup running off the road and crashing into a number of parked vehicles. Police said Hunter Ty Wilkerson, 19, stole five traffic signs from the UGA campus before the pursuit. He faces 25 charges, including reckless driving, fleeing an officer and driving under the influence.''
Community volunteer Jeff Battcher helped lead an effort for children in the Macon-Bibb County Housing Authority to receive new sports equipment for the holidays. On Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, over 100 children received the equipment at the Buck Melton Community Center.