Around Our Area: Veteran shoots would-be robber at gas station




An Army veteran speaks, out after firing three shots at an armed robber in Sycamore. The store clerk says Don Rogers may have saved his life.

Investigators left the gas station Friday afternoon, with glass was shattered earlier from  Rogers’ shots. It’s damage the clerk would take any day if it means his life was saved.

This Vietnam veteran was in this Sycamore gas station getting change for a 20 when his day took a bizarre turn. “I heard somebody say “put the money in the bag”. So I looked up and I seen this gentleman holding a pistol on the clerk,” said Rogers. Read More at WALB

Thomasville couple featured in HGTV show premiere

THOMASVILLE — A Thomasville couple and their restored home are among the subjects to be featured on “Saving America,” a show premiering on HGTV Saturday afternoon.

Brandon and Ashley Godwin will be featured in a showcase of historic homes being restored in small American cities.

“The show is a mixture of historic preservation, small-town life and young local residents —a perfect fit for Thomasville,” said Karen Smith, City of Thomasville Tourism & Main Street executive director.

People are invited to come out to the Municipal Auditorium downtown to meet the couple who put their newly bought home in the hands of two designers.

This Saturday’s showing will begin at 1 p.m. with details of the show, followed by the premiere at 2 p.m.

Tickets are free and available at the Thomasville Visitors Center. Read more at Thomasville Times-Enterprise




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