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The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
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Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
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The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
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A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
The storm hit South Albany around 2 AM. People there were awakened by howling winds which were quickly followed by trees crashing onto homes and cars.
Burnadette Wilson was asleep last night as the storm approached her house, but when the winds began to howl, she sought shelter. She said, "We just heard this big crash and all of us just ran into the middle of the hallway."
The big crash they heard was this big tree landing on their home and Wilson's Tahoe. "We were just glad that we're still here," she said.
Vera Williams lives next door. She heard the winds whipping trees all around her home. "I heard this noise. It didn't sound like a train, it sounded like a bad running truck." Trucking through her neighborhood.
Williams' home only received minor damage, a couple shutters ripped off her home, but her neighbors weren't so lucky. At least three homes nearby have trees on them, but no one was hurt.
"Thank God that they wasn't hurt," said Williams. "The house can be replaced, these trees can be removed, but a life can't be."
Maurice Gibbs came out to survey the damage at homes on his street. He was amazed by what such a fast moving storm left behind. He said, "It's just amazing to see the path of destruction that it did. I'm just glad everybody is okay."
Okay to see another day and clean up what mother nature left behind.
When the storm hit, one tree fell on top of power lines, so the people in this area were without power for about 8 hours. It was restored around 10:15 Tuesday morning.
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