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Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency: Southwest Georgia Public Health: This public resource targets communities in Southwest Georgia and includes suggestionsMore >>
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency.More >>
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Information from the Tift County Sheriff's Office- On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force along with the Tift County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant on the residence of 36More >>
The Mid-South Narcotics Task Force and the Tift County Sheriff's Office arrested 36 year old Daniel Eubanks, and seized over $100K in cash.More >>
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Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
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The Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigative Bureau would like to solicit the public's assistance with locating Kizzie Lashay Coleman, 21. She is 5'7" and weighs 176 pounds. The Albany PoliceMore >>
The Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigative Bureau would like to solicit the public's assistance with locating Kizzie Lashay Coleman, 21. She is 5'7" and weighs 176 pounds.More >>
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September 8, 2004
Albany - Damage estimates from Frances are adding up in Albany. The city and county estimate it cost $182,000 to prepare for and clean up after the storm, not including damage to private property.
Wednesday, Ken Kiernan started cleaning up his yard on Third Avenue. That's no easy task for him, or anybody, after Frances left yards and roads across Dougherty County covered with debris.
"It'll get done," said Kiernan. "I figure two hours today and two hours tomorrow. Eventually, it will come together."
City and county crews continue to sweep the streets and pick up fallen limbs and trees. Emergency Management officials hope the President will declare southwest Georgia a disaster area.
"If we do become a state with authorized declaration, we should look forward to seeing some funds to offset money we're putting out now," said EMA Director Jim Vaught. The city and county are putting out about $182,000 dollars in overtime cost, gas for vehicles, and disposal of debris. But, will clean-up efforts be in vain, as Hurricane Ivan poses a threat to Florida and south Georgia.
"We need a little time to recovery from this, but obviously we don't have time," said Public Works Director Phil Roberson. "Mother Nature dictates what we have to do, so we're going to do the best we can, and work as long as we need to getting prepared for this other storm." That means sweeping streets, cleaning out catch basins and lowering holding ponds as quickly as possible and hoping for some good luck.
"I'm hoping for a good wind that will blow the leaves across the street so I don't have to do the work," joked Kiernan.
It could take several more days to determine the amount of damage to private property.