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 >>
August 7, 2003
Camilla - A house went up in flames, but firefighters had a tough time getting to it. The neighborhood is flooded and there's so much water on the dirt road a car couldn't go through. It turned out to be an obstacle course for fire trucks.
Samuel Robinson has to wear waiters to get inside his Camilla home on Red Bird Lane. He says, "I'm going to leave here tonight. I can't stay here no more. The water is starting to come into the house."
To make matters worst, lightning struck around 10 Thursday morning. Robinson adds, "It sounded pretty bad. I knew it hit something I just didn't know what." A couple of doors down, the Hadley's home caught fire. Robinson says, "It's a total loss, it burnt to the ground."
Firefighters not only had to battle the blaze they also had to go through 12 inches of water in order to get to the fire. Despite flooded and muddy roads, Camilla Firefighters got to the house in four minutes. Fire Chief David Irwin says, "We had witnesses who said they saw smoke 30 minutes before the fire department being alerted."
It took neighbors a while to call 911. Most weren't home because of the flooding. Others, like Robinson, couldn't get past the water to see what was going on, meaning precious time was lost and now precious possessions are gone.
Hopeful and Autry State Prison volunteer firefighters helped put out the fire.