A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
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The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
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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.
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Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
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Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Albany-- It can pack between ten thousand and two-hundred thousand amps of current and generate temperatures as high as forty thousand degrees fahrenheit. You don't have to tell that to several people who live on Juniper drive in Albany.
During a late night thunderstorm, lightning struck and destroyed this pine tree and cut power to Ben Sutton's home. "It was a big boom something I like I have never heard before. Then all the power was out"said home owner Ben Sutton.
That same lightning strike also damaged Jackie Alford's air conditioning unit and television leaving her a little hot under the collar today. "I came back here and thought god it's hot in here, I went to check my unit, and it was out. My unit is out, I have a couple televisions that are out. That's pretty much it as far as with me" said home owner Jackie Alford.
While many folks have a standard surge protector for computers and some appliances, this may not be enough to protect all of your home's devices. Electrical systems and services owner Reggie mobley says a lightning surge protector outside your home may be your best line of defense.
"A lot of times people don't realize they have been hit, because it takes a toll, it's like an additive affect. You can actually get thrity percent more use out of your electronics and appliances by installing surge protection. Because of that additive affect of time and time again it finally just fails you"said Electrical contractor Reggie Mobley.
A lightning strike even more than a mile from your home can do damage to your sensitive equipment. Most lightning surge protectors cost about four-hundred dollars and do a good job of protecting your electrical system, phone system and cable television.
Mobley also says many insurance companies give discounts for homes that have lightning surge protection. Peace of mind that may in the end be worth it when lightning hits home. c.n walb news ten Albany.
Lightning rods are another way to protect your home, but they are substantially more expensive. Don't try to install a lightning protection system yourself. To be safe, you should hire a licensed electrician.