July 17, 2006
Lee County--A late afternoon thunderstorm left an unwanted surprise in a Lee County homeowner's backyard.
Around 5 PM, lightning struck this big tree. It fell onto the roof of 75-year-old Joyce Lee's home on North Doublegate.
Luckily, no one was hurt and the tree caused only minor roof damage.
Neighbors quickly arrived to help clear the debris.
"When our neighbors call and need help, we just help each other. They are the best neighbors you can have. When there's a need, you just help out if you got the tools," says neighbor, Joyce Smith.
Lee has lived in her home for twenty-eight years. She said this is the first time a tree has fallen on it.
A jury convicted a Crisp County man on two counts of child molestation Friday. The jury came back with a guilty verdict for Hermenegildo Virgil Friday.
The holiday season has arrived and Dougherty County leaders want people to be more safe than ever.
Saturday morning, a few extra paws joined runners at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany. Racers and supporters alike showed their passion for supporting veterans this morning.
Troopers with the Georgia state patrol responded to a fatal crash in Coffee County around 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Three people are behind bars in the Dougherty County Jail for their part in a shooting at Albany State University.