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Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
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Monday, May 20 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:45:59 GMT
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:30:40 GMT
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The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China. Benchmark crude for June delivery was down 55 cents to $95.47 a barrel, but gas in East Albany was $3.42 this morning....More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:03 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:03:02 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Thomas County- Lightning is the most dangerous and frequently encountered weather hazard. The most dangerous type is cloud to ground lightning which jolted Thomas County Tuesday night.
Lightning can be beautiful to watch, but dangerous. Its power visible in this Thomas County Oak tree struck last night.
"It probably threw bark, probably 100 foot," said Donnie Baggett, Thomas County Safety Director.
That lightning sparked a fire in a nearby barn at the county's supply yard, burning 1,500 bales of hay and equipment.
"The backup asphalt spreader, is completely gone and we have a Flynn concrete spreader that we bought two years ago that's just totally lost," said Baggett.
Damage estimates are around $200,000. Several miles away, the Winterbottom's hope their damage is much less. Their home was also struck by lightning, melting insulation off outside wires.
"All of a sudden, the kids came out and said, 'Daddy, there's sparks coming out of the walls," said Matt Winterbottom, Homeowner.
They're not sure what's damaged because they have no power.
"They said some of the appliances could be gone, if not all, one or none, we don't know what to expect until we've got power," said Winterbottom.
Fire Chief Chris Jones says if you can hear thunder then you could be struck by lightning.
"It certainly can be dangerous, We've had some fatalities here in our county from lightning and from thunderstorms and we'd like for everyone to take those precautions," said Chief Chris Jones, Thomas County Fire,EMS Director.
He encourages everyone to take a lesson from last night and warns not seek shelter under a tree during a storm.
Twenty five million cloud-to-ground lightning strikes occur in the United States each year.