More than 100 volunteers are expected to participate in a search for Holly Bobo this weekend.
About a dozen volunteers gathered at the Highland Park Church in West Nashville early Saturday before they drove to Darden, where the search was organized.
"A lot of these teams of volunteers that do this - you would think that they were paid but they're volunteers." said volunteer coordinator Dale Robble. "They bring in lots of equipment, tracking dogs. All kinds of people from different walks of life, but they do this as volunteers."
Crews have been searching wooded areas near Decatur County since Bobo's disappearance in 2011.
Bobo's family hopes to find Holly in time for her 21st birthday Oct. 12.
"I am optimistic," Robble said. "Having talked to a lot of people involved, I feel like the areas we are going to are areas that have not been searched - and they have reasons that we're going there, which I don't know. But there are reasons that we're going there. Again it's never a wasted search when someone is missing."
Copyright 2012 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
Volunteers search for missing student Holly BoboMore>>
Friday, August 22 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:17:39 GMT
Portland city leaders are considering a plan to build tiny houses for homeless people to help get them off the streets. The tiny houses would be about 200 square feet and look a lot like the ones at TheMore >
The tiny houses would be about 200 square feet and look a lot like the ones at The Caravan Tiny House Hotel in northeast Portland.More >
Friday, August 22 2014 6:57 AM EDT2014-08-22 10:57:07 GMT
A South Mississippi teacher has admitted to investigators that he molested at least eight boys who were his students, and the abuse spanned a period of 20 years, according to an affidavit. More >
A South Mississippi teacher has admitted to investigators that he molested at least eight boys who were his students, and the abuse spanned a period of 20 years. That's according to an affidavit released Thursday. William Richard Pryor, 68, is in federal custody charged with transportation of minors with intent of sexual activity. (WARNING: This story contains explicit details that may be offensive to some readers.)More >