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 >>
April 5, 2004
Thomasville - Two week old charcoal can start an out of control fire, consuming homes, cars, and anything else in its path.
Firefighter Mark Sealy says, "Right now what we've been having is problems with people burning, throwing out charcoal. If you have a grill try to be sure, if your going to throw it away, put it in an area that's not going to be possibly burned."
Last month was one of the driest Marches in Georgia history, and so far, we've seen no rain in April. Dry conditions, create a perfect environment for fires.
Sealy says, "We've had a lot of fires here lately with people burning trash and just going inside and forgetting about it. If you're going to burn and you have a permit, try to stay with it."
Right now, most people are not being given a permit to burn. Of course, some choose to burn anyway, causing problems for themselves and possibly others.
"If anybody has any problems that they think it's getting away," says Sealy, "the best thing they can do is call 911 and we'll have the fire department respond."
And hopefully it won't be too late. Firefighters say if you do get a permit to burn, you should never leave the fire unattended and keep a water hose nearby.