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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
July 18, 2006
Valdosta - Mae Gardner has been living with different family members since she got word her house burned almost a month ago. "My daughter had a gymnastics meet in Pennsylvania so we were headed to Atlanta to catch an airplane when my son called to tell me that my house was burning down," said Mae Gardner.
Gardner continued to Pennsylvania where her daughter placed fourth in the National Competition but her return home was harder than she initially imagined. "I couldn't go look at it at first. I just didn't want to see it. In fact, I avoided coming home for a while."
Once home she found the support from co-workers and community members was overwhelming. "It was really a surprise that there was so much support."
First Baptist Antioch Church was one of the first to respond. Deacon Benjamin Crawford says, "They need to be helped through the community and Antioch Baptist Church should be one to start. So we're going to gather clothing for them, we're going to give them some cash money."
Deacon Crawford says that the most important thing they can do is ask community churches and agencies to ban together in this family's time of need. "Together we can make things happen. With one person, one church, there is very little we can do so I think the more there is to help in disasters, the merrier it is."
Gardner is still searching for a home and hopes to move in soon.