December 2, 2005
Irwin County- The flames were still eating away at Ben Griffin's Highway 32 home Friday afternoon. His neighbor smelled smoke and saw flames around 8:30 Friday morning.
By the time firefighters arrived, the house was fully involved. Griffin lives in Dalton, but used the house as a second home. He says it was built by his great-great grandfather around 1870.
"It was full of these huge logs and we always wondered if the caught on fire there would be no way to put it out, no way," Griffin says.
Firefighters say they aren't sure what caused the blaze. Fortunately no one was injured.
Albany's police chief responded to concerns about the nonstop gunfire happening in one South Albany neighborhood.
Phoebe Putney Hospital recently upgraded a device that will give patients with irregular heartbeats more surgical options.
NASCAR is at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend, but with rain in the forecast, it is stirring up a debate between the track and the drivers.
The Worth County's Best Friends Humane Society's biggest fundraiser of the year is just around the corner and tickets are selling out fast.
Spring pollens have made an early appearance this year in Southwest Georgia.