Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
August 30, 2004
Climax - The crash happened around 4:00 PM during a class. Three students in the college's Commercial Driver's license class were in a tractor trailer with their instructor when the big rig was hit by a train.
Ann Salter heard the explosion from her home. She says, "I ran out on my deck and I saw the smoke billowing and got in my truck and ran down here and it was just exploding, just explosions."
She never could have imagined what she would find. "No one was left," she says. "I mean nothing."
Four people trapped inside a truck after being hit by a train. "I'm still just shaking," says Salter, "because when you see it and you know the bodies are in there just burning to no end, I mean it is an inferno."
Witnesses tell police that the truck stopped at the tracks, but for some unknown reason, pulled into the path of the oncoming train. It then burst into flames as it was pushed more than 1000 ft. down the tracks.
Sgt. Buddy Johnson of the Georgia State Patrol says every fatality is a tragedy, but with the loss of four people, the community will need to pull together and support one another.
Sgt. Johnson says, "The community needs to come together and support these people and help them get through this hard time."
Bainbridge College President Dr. Cliff Brock was fighting back tears himself as he extended condolences to the families. "Our heartfelt sorrow, we join them," says Dr. Brock. "We can't suffer as much as they are, but as I say, Bainbridge College is a small place, and anytime anything happens it affects our students, our faculty, our staff. It's the entire college."
Now the entire college, the entire community, is mourning. "What I'd say to these families is we'll grieve with you," says Brock. As will the rest of Southwest Georgia.
The victims were identified as Deborah Martin, age 40 and Jamie Holmes, age 34 of Cairo, 46-year old Michael Raley of Colquitt, and 38-year old Laura Jenson, who was the instructor, of Bainbridge.