Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
November 11, 2002
WORTH CO. - When tornadoes strike they seem to have a prime target, mobile homes. Some crumble in the wind, some are tossed in the air.
That's a big concern for Shirley Hooks and her daughter Nicole on a day like today.
"We've got to stay here, we've got no way of leaving," Shirley Hooks said.
So the Worth County family prepares for what they've gone through before, though they've never been hit by a tornado, they've seen their share of severe weather and falling trees in the mobile home park.
"It landed right over here, it could've hit my house, now I'm waiting for this tree to fall," Hooks said.
What makes these homes so vulnerable to tornadoes is right here, the home simply sits on cinder blocks, and is not bolted down, the wind can get up under it and topple it over.
"It's not very good, not going to hold up," Hooks said.
The home is barely built to withstand 60 mile an hour winds. But for this family it's just like any other, a nice, affordable place to live. Except when it comes to tornadoes, when the last thing you want is for your home to become mobile without you moving it.
Some tips to protect your mobile home from ferocious winds, add some skirting to keep the wind from getting underneath and anchor it down to a concrete foundation.