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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
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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 >>
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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 >>
September 12, 2006
Sasser --People in Sasser say the city needs to clean up a dangerous threat to their community.
An empty grain bin has filled up with dirty, smelly water, and people who live nearby worry someone may fall in and drown.
The big pit of standing water is less than one block from the middle of downtown Sasser. It's part of an old grain mill that was donated to the city recently.
"A child or even an adult fell in the pit, they can't get out on their own," said concerned resident John Walters.
For Sasser resident John Walters, the longer the pit sits open to the public, the more concern he has for the standing water being a breeding ground for West Nile Virus, or being a place that someone may drown.
Mayor Pro-tem Larry Hawf says the town regularly treats the water with larvaecide, so West Nile Virus is no threat.
"We've emptied it once, we've emptied it again today, we just pump it out. So we pumped it twice, try to keep it as clean as possible," said mayor pro-tem Larry Hawf.
Hawf says the town is concerned about the danger in people falling into pit, that's why there is caution tape up. He says the town just hasn't had the time since acquiring the land to cover up the hole.
"This really just has been in our hands since last Wednesday. But are plans is to knock a hole into the bottom of this pit so it will drain, then we're going to fill it up with soil," said Hawf.
"We live here, we don't go home to another county, we have to see this and smell this everyday, and it takes so little to fix it, why not fix it," said John Walters.
Residents like John Walters want the hole either covered with plywood or filled with soil sooner than later, before any community members are hurt.
The mayor pro-tem says the city's long-term plan is to turn the site into a park.