Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
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 >>
June 13, 2005
Albany -- Having your own swimming pool to cool off in is great in South Georgia this time of year. But those chemicals you use to keep your pool water clean can be dangerous. When mixed with other common articles around your home, those chemicals can erupt in flames.
Firefighters mix a common pool shock and brake fluid. Within seconds the mixture erupts in flames. Albany Interim Fire Chief James Carswell said "A lot of people bring things into their homes everyday that if not stored and handled properly can cause problems."
Pool chemicals containing Calcium Hypochlorite are volatile, and when mixed with common items in your home like motor oils or even a soft drink, create enough heat to give off toxic fumes, or start fires. Carswell said "Just because they store it in their home next to something that it's incompatible with it, then they don't anticipate a problem, but it's there."
Pool chemicals were believed to have combusted, starting the huge fire that engulfed the Albany Lowe's in minutes.
Strong oxidizers containing calcium hypochlorites should not be stored in your home. Carswell said "Outside somewhere in a storage building away from the main structure. And then make sure they are on a shelf so other chemicals can't be mixed with them."
Mixing those chemicals with anything besides the pool water could be tragic. The fumes emitted by these pool chemicals when oxidizing actually contain hydrochloric acid, and can damage your lungs.