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 >>
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - It's been two months since EF2 and EF3 tornadoes swept through Thomas and Grady counties.
Today we took a drive through some of the neighborhoods in the tornadoes path. There's still a big mess to clean up.
And many people still remember that night vividly.
Cody Owens stands in the exact spot he witnessed an EF2 tornado lift the roof off his house two months ago.
"The living room ceiling fell in and then lifted up and disappeared.
And recalls details like it happened yesterday.
"Trees were everywhere and it was raining. It was very loud," he says.
"I got up out of bed, I started feeling leaves, rain, and trees landed on my bed," says Ricky Da Costa.
Vivid memories of that morning haven't escaped his mind either.
But while his friend Cody has since found a new home to rent, Ricky wasn't as fortunate.
"I've been staying at my son's house, which is fine but it's crowded," he says.
His insurance company got him the money to replace his personal belongings and property, but he still doesn't have the money to purchase a new home. And his policy didn't include putting him up in a hotel or temporary housing.
Now he says, he's tired of the waiting game.
"It's just a bad time to be me this year," he says.
A thought that's likely crossed hundreds of people's minds in Thomas and Grady counties. That, and fear that what happened then, could happen again.
"If there's a lot of thunder and wind, you get to thinking...and then you get nervous," says Owens.
Hoping destruction of this nature won't happen twice...Cody, Ricky, and many others try and get life back to normal.