Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
February 23, 2006
Grady County -- In 2005 new construction doubled from the year before and is expected to continue to grow. Grady County is turning the page on plans for its future.
Those plans include $18 million of new construction in the last year that doesn't seem to be tapering off. "I think people just decided well we're going to work here, we're going to live here," says Grady County Code Enforcement Officer Larry Ivy.
It's cutting a path for more homes in the county. "We're in here finishing some trim, working on this house," said home builder Robert Horton.
The boom in construction can be attributed to several things, an increase in jobs. "The industrial authorities have been working, they've brought in lots of industry, there's been more of a demand for housing," Ivy said.
And recent storms have turned many eyes north to Georgia and out of harms way. "The key to that was unfortunately disaster and Florida, and I don't need to tell y'all it's been devastating with Florida," Ivy said. And recent storms have turned many eyes In 2004, the code enforcement office inspected 6,500 homes. Last year it was closer to 9,000 and they expect that number to grow. "It's growing a lot more than it use to and it's growing at a steady rate." "Pretty constant, we haven't missed any work," Horton said. With a moratorium on construction in Thomas County, Grady County is expected to continue to grow one house at a time. The homes being built in Grady County are also larger. Many of the homes under construction are valued at between $300,000 and $500,000.