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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 >>
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Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
September 2, 2003
Albany -- Several South Georgia high school football games were cancelled or delayed because of lightning Friday night. Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany used its their lightning detector to keep teams and fans safe.
Lightning is the second most dangerous weather phenomenon in the United States. Fans and players in an open stadium are highly exposed to the dangers of lightning. That's why Hugh Mills Stadium bought this piece of equipment called Sky Scan.
Dougherty County Schools Athletic Director Johnny Seabrooks said "We use this as a guideline, not as the final judgement. But it detects lightning flashes from 0 to 40 miles."
While fans are enjoying football, Stadium authorities stay in close touch with airport personnel watching doppler radar. It's not perfect, but they keep a close eye on storms to protect the people in the stadium. Seabrooks said "Lightning can come up so quickly, and this will help guard against a sudden storm catching us by surprise."
The National Federation on High School Sports required all it's member stadiums to draw up an evacuation plan, to clear a stadium quickly in case of emergency. Seabrooks said "We will move the athletes to the locker room. We will evacuate the stands, asking the fans to go their cars."
Lightning is a danger. Thursday afternoon one of the scoreboards at Hugh Mills was struck. Stadium authority members have taken steps they can to make sure no one gets hit.
Lightning kills 100 people in the United States per year and injures more than 500.