Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
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 >>
July 16, 2003
Leesburg- Eva Majors got a disturbing phone call Tuesday.
"It's just a big yard full of oak tree," said a neighbor at the other end of the line.
That's how she found out about the accident in her backyard.
"I couldn't believe it," Majors said. "It made my knees weak."
The enormous water oak that has been shading her backyard for the 27 years she's lived in her home, came crashing down.
"All in all, I'm very fortunate that no one was hurt."
Eva was lucky. Her home wasn't damaged and her storage shed can be replaced. But nobody really knows why the tree fell.
"The tree has new growth, several people have seen that," she said. "I had no idea that it was going to fall."
And there may be more of this in the future. Even some of the aging canopy of oaks that line streets in Albany are stressed.
The problem is that even trees that look healthy like these can fall without warning. Drought like we've had in Georgia the past five years causes the root system to shrink. Then heavy rain makes the soil around those trees unstable.
"So we do need to have constant care to make sure we don't have trees that are hazards in the community and we need someone who can routinely check on these trees," said Kay Kirkman, chairman of the Albany Tree Board.
The Tree Board asked the city commission last month to help fund an urban arborist. But the position didn't end up in the annual budget. The work, though, still needs to be done.
"We do have trees that are dying and need to be removed and we do need a comprehensive plan that would dictate where new trees are planted and replacement trees would go in," Kirkman said.
So, we can prevent accidents that next time may be worse than the one in Majors' yard.
"I have a yard full of tree that's going to be very expensive to remove."
And her backyard will never be the same.
"I don't know what I'm going to do without the tree."