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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Otha Butler, an 88 year old Baconton man disappeared while on his way to play golf in Albany Thursday.
He was found this morning. He had taken a wrong turn on the highway yesterday and ended up in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
His daughters say they were stunned how much help they got from the community when they reported him missing. They think he became confused, and drove to Columbus, got on I-85, and followed it through Atlanta to Spartanburg, 266 miles away, where at 2 AM a police officer stopped him going the wrong direction on the expressway.
His daughter Rosa Ward said, "He said he was meeting him head on going the wrong way. So they took him in and took care of him. Pampered him really."
Another daughter, and Dougherty Co. Coroner Emma Quimbley said "I just thank Dougherty County, Mitchell County, just the entire state of Georgia and South Carolina. And God, for bringing Daddy home to us."
Butler's son drove to pick up his father this morning, and tonight the family is welcoming Mr. Butler back home with a celebration cookout.