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 >>
March 26, 2003
Mitchell County-- A seventh grader is calling it a miracle. His family got out of their trailer moments before it was sucked up by Thursday's tornado. Everything is gone now and they have to start from scratch. But this young boy is counting on his friends.
"This was my room and right about here was where our kitchen was," says Tornado Survivor Luther Hardy.
Luther still hasn't found the trailer he lived in on Powell Road in Mitchell County. "It's gone, nothing left of it."
The F-3 twister took six lives, and demolished and destroyed hundreds of homes. "It was scary, very scary," he said. "If we had been here, we would have been dead."
A warning on a police scanner sparked Hardy and his mom, Daphne, to get out quick. "It was a police scanner my mom bought two or three weeks ago. I believe it was a message from God that she bought it."
Now, Hardy's school is pitching in. "'Cause they probably don't have food and we're giving them food and stuff," said Matthew Hilliard, himself a former tornado survivor.
Westwood Elementary students are collecting food and supplies for all tornado victims.
The High School students are adopting rooms for Hardy's next home. "They've given me clothes and money and all around made me feel better about what happened," Luther said.
The twister tore down Hardy's home, but with help of friends, his life will be re-built. "I'd like to thank them for that," Luther says. "Thank you, Westwood."
Luther Hardy says they are still looking for their two dogs that were in the living room when the tornado struck. The Hardy family is moving into another home near Newton.