Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:22:08 GMT
When times are tough, small businesses usually take the hardest hit but when things start looking up, they're often the quickest to recover. That's exactly what the Albany Chamber of Commerce says they'veMore >>
The Albany Chamber of Commerce is using a series of Lunch and Learns during National Small Business Appreciation week to make it easier for small businesses to bounce back, by encouraging all to participate and gather the right tools.More >>
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 >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:16:35 GMT
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 >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
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 >>
BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) - 93-year-old Finea Simpson broke down this afternoon as reality sunk in.
"I've been fighting it back," she said.
Fighting back the tears?" I asked.
"Yes," she replied.
After almost 30 years of living in the home she loves off Slough Loop Road, she's been forced out.
"It sounds scary doesn't it? Sounds scary to have to move," she said with tears in her eyes.
Leaving behind her home full of memories of her deceased husband.
"We're doing the best we can. We're staying with my daughter-in-law."
Water from the Big Slough soaked the wood floors of her mobile home. The water is slowly receding, but her home is unlivable.
"My hope and prayer is that I can get back in there."
If she doesn't, she says it's gardening, she'll miss the most.
"I love to garden and I used to have pretty flowers. I'm not going to be able to do that anymore," she said.
"I tell you I can't think of no where else being home."
With no flood insurance, and if the county doesn't get the federal assistance they're hoping for she may have to get used to the idea of leaving her home behind.
50 homes in Decatur County were affected by flooding. Fortunately, the Flint River is expected to drop back to flood stage by Sunday. And the Big Slough will continue to run, but shouldn't rise anymore.
If you want to help the Simpson family, contact Pastor David Grubs at 1st Church of the Nazarene in Bainbridge at 229-246-6519