Monday October 5th, 2015 12:12AM
9:45PM ( 2 hours ago ) News Alert

20/20 updates Channing Moss story

By Ken Stanford Reporter
GAINESVILLE - Four years ago today an Army Private from Gainesville who gained worldwide attention when he was wounded in Afghanistan was honored as part of the Memorial Day ceremony at Memorial Park Cemetery.

PFC Channing Moss was given the Hall County Sheriff Office Medal of Valor by Sheriff Steve Cronic, the first person outside of the department to receive the award.

The attention directed at Moss after he was wounded more than five years ago centered around a rocket-propelled grenade that lodged in his abdomen and the delicate operation that followed to removed it.

Not long after that, ABC's 20/20 did a feature on the events surrounding Moss and the men and women who saved his life at extreme risk of their own; had the shell exploded as they attempted to remove it, everyone within 30 feet of him would die.

Moss first told his story to AccessNorth (See earlier story.)
© Copyright 2015
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Scores turn out to welcome 2012 in Cornelia
Scores of people turned out in Cornelia to ring in the new year at the eighth-annual Apple Drop.
11:58PM ( 3 years ago )
Female motorist takes intruder on wild ride
Police in Savannah say a woman who found a masked, armed man in the backseat of her car as she was leaving work took the uninvited passenger on a wild ride before crashing her vehicle.
10:59PM ( 3 years ago )
One dead after SUV is hit by State Patrol in Atlanta
Police say a 54-year-old Loganville woman has died and three others traveling with her were injured when their sport utility vehicle was struck by a Georgia State Patrol cruiser at an Atlanta intersection.
10:52PM ( 3 years ago )
Local/State News
HEMC reports 12,030 outages as of 9:30 p.m. Sunday
Habersham Electric Membership Corp. has updated its outage numbers to 12,030 as of. 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
10:13PM ( 1 hour ago )
Boil water advisory issued for many Demorest users
Demorest Water System customers who experienced an outage or low pressure Sunday should boil water used for consumption or food preparation.
10:10PM ( 2 hours ago )
Habersham and White counties announce school closings
Habersham and White counties have announced school closings for tomorrow due to widespread power outages in Northeast Georgia.
9:37PM ( 2 hours ago )
HEMC officials advise public to avoid downed power lines
Habersham EMC is advising residents in it's coverage area to avoid any downed power lines as the company attempts to restore power to the almost 14,000 customers without power.
7:50PM ( 4 hours ago )
Freeman leads Falcons to another win, 48-21 over Texans
No need for another fourth-quarter comeback...
5:23PM ( 6 hours ago )