A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
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The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
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A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
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Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
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Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Clean up work continues and services are still being restored after Tuesday's powerful thunderstorms. Some Albany streets were still closed Wednesday morning.
Mobile Avenue and Van Demon Street were blocked by debris. Public works crews tell us it was one of the hardest hit areas.
More than a day after heavy rains and winds whipped through this East Albany neighborhood, sawdust rained down on the streets as crews cleared fallen trees from the roads.
Where cars couldn't make it through, heavy equipment did. The massive cleanup is a major relief to Shirley Powell. She said, "It broke down all the cable lines, the phone lines, the lights been off."
Her power was restored late Tuesday, but her driveway was blocked by tree limbs. Powell says when the storm hit, it hit hard. "It was like a big clap. It was so loud like somebody was shaking my home. I'm talking about literally shaking my house is how it was before the trees starting falling."
But Wednesday, Albany public works and Recreation and parks crews were busy picking them back up and clearing them out of the way.
The sounds of clean up are much more pleasant than the sounds of destruction Mary Mack heard early Tuesday morning. She said the storm sounded, "Like a big bang. That's what it sounded like, like a big band and I said, 'ah oh'."
Mack actually saw one of the trees falling in her yard and ran to the back of the house. She said she, "Grabbed my door, closed it and ran in my bedroom."
Mack and her neighbors were without power for about 12 hours. That was restored late Tuesday. Wednesday, phone and cable crews were out getting those lines ready for operation once again.
Albany Public Works had five crews with heavy equipment clearing roads today. That's in addition to the crews from recreation and parks. Also, seven street sweepers were out Wednesday continuing to clear up roadways.
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