Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:44 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:44:00 GMT
A Tift County cold case still haunts a family nearly 10 years a young mother's murder. It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her familyMore >>
It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her family believes someone knows who killed her, and they hope the person with that information will bring them the peace they need.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:28:33 GMT
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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:51:04 GMT
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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:38 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:38:05 GMT
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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:34 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:34:44 GMT
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 >>
December 5, 2005
Sylvester- High winds literally blew the roofs off of several buildings littering streets in the downtown area.
"I looked out the window and I could see metal flying in the air rotating," says Sylvester Mayor Bill Yearta.
Yearta was just one of dozens of residents working in downtown businesses when the tornado hit.
"You couldn't see nothing. It was just a wall, a curtain of water and trees swirling around. I told my daughter, I said we've got to go. That's a tornado," says downtown businessman, Joe Delinsky.
Witnesses say the storm hit Sylvester about 12:15, and in less than five minutes it was gone. "I've seen them before, not that close, but I don't want to see it again," Delinsky says.
The storm snapped several utility poles and trees at the intersection of West and Livingston Streets. One even crushed a vehicle. A car was damaged in the SunTrust Bank drive-thru. The east side of the buildings roof also suffered damage.
A caravan of law enforcement vehicles transported about 35 inmates to Tift County after winds toppled a communications tower and damaged the Worth County jail. But as soon as it was over residents began cleaning up trees and limbs.
Business owners wasted no time boarding up. Still residents say they're thankful. "I feel very blessed. I guess it could have been worse than what it was, but it's still scary. There's kids right here at the church and folks in businesses. You look around and things are beat up, and bent up, and blown around, but we're still here," says Delinsky.
A tornado also touched down in Clinch County a little after three o'clock Monday afternoon. It knocked down trees and power lines and damaged one house just south of Dupont.