Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - William Butler has been going to the Mary Alice Shipp Senior Center since it opened. "It's a beautiful family that we have at this center here, and we all love one another except for Ann, said Butler jokingly.
And says it holds a special place in his heart. "I met my wife here, and she's a darling too." But now he and his family are crammed into a smaller room in the Woolard Community Center. "Oh, I miss that old place. I miss it so much I wish we were back there."
Since the move many of the activities they used to do, like bingo and exercise classes, had to be canceled because of the lack of space. That leaves them with just crossword puzzles and board games.
"We had a TV. We had a game room. We just enjoyed that place over there. We had a fish pond next to us and a good place for picnics, said Butler. But it was that pond that overflowed and flooded not only the center, but the gym of the building they are now in.
"We had someone come in immediately to clean up. So that helped a lot and we have received quotes to repair it," said Sylvester City Manager, Debbie Bridges.
Worth County was one of the later counties to be declared a federal disaster slowing the clean up a little bit. But the city is now working with a project manager from GEMA. "The quicker we can get back there, the better we are all going to be," said Butler.
And city officials hope they will be back in their home away from home by next month. Bids to repair the The Shipps Senior Center have already been submitted. Sylvester's city commission will vote on them next Monday.