Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
February 17, 2003
Mitchell County - A South Georgia couple barely survives a tornado. Mitchell County tornado victim, James Harper, says, "Started out the door. She started to go back to call my Mom, we didn't have time I don't think." Seconds later their trailer was sucked up and pulled apart by strong winds.
The tornado that hit Southwest Georgia Sunday morning damaged at least a dozen homes in Mitchell and Grady Counties. No major injuries, but one couple's home was torn to pieces by powerful winds.
The husband was watching WALB when he found out the tornado was just outside their home. A split second decision saved their lives.
James and Eileen Harper sift through the rubble, "A bunch of sheets and towels here." They are trying to salvage what they can.
A tornado sucked up their trailer and spit out their belongings. Mr. Harper points to bare ground, "It was sitting on this block, this was the front corner. So, it moved it that far."
Their bedspread now decorates the tree top, blinds dangle from limbs and their couch two to three miles down the road. He says he heard all the tin and metal clinking together.
The Harpers' were living in the trailer in front of another home they were renovating. He says, "I looked up, trailer was gone. It picked up house, twisted it around moved it 10 feet and set it back down."
Seconds before both homes were hit, Mr. Harper grabbed his wife and got out. They took cover between the car and the trailer. He explains, "It lifted the car and set car on top of us, 20 to 30 seconds it was all over."
Both suffered minor bruises from the car landing over them, but they believe that saved their lives. He picks up a shirt and asks his wife, "Do you want to save this?" Now they must decide what they need to save.
They have insurance on the car and motorcycle, but not on the homes. They plan to clean up and start all over again.
The Harper family is staying with family in Pelham. Both of their employers, Mitchell EMC and Englehard are pitching in to help.