Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
February 14, 2007
Sylvester -- It was all hands on deck as Worth Countians cleaned up from Tuesday's powerful storms. The storms ripped down power lines, uprooted hundred year old trees, toppled trees onto houses and barns, and even overturned a silo.
Many of those with damage were out early hoping to finish the cleanup, but for some it may take more than this week to clean everything up.
Pitchforks and rakes were pushed into service as the cleanup from Tuesday's storms got underway. "We're going to the landfill a lot today, we've already made some loads and we're just cleaning up and going to the landfill that's all you can do at this point," said Glenn Parkman, Family Wellness Center Owner.
Two classrooms at the Family Wellness Center in Sylvester where the roof was torn off were emptied. A temporary roof will be in place Thursday.
"The crew is in Brunswick I believe, and he's going to pull them off that job, said he'd be here in the morning to get this fixed," said Parkman.
While the tree is out of the Whitacre's house, there's still plenty of debris in the yard and inside the house the damage worsened overnight.
"After we covered the tarp on top of the roof, some more of the ceiling tiles fell down I reckon the moisture during the night, during the rain softened them up and they fell down during the night," said Lanny Whitacre, Homeowner.
Their insurance adjustor was expected this afternoon, then the Whitacre's can begin cleaning up their home.
"We got some trusses broken, the OSB broken off the roof, so we're basically going to have to take the whole down to the roof off and redo it," said Whitacre.
It will be several weeks before they'll be back in those rooms. The Family Wellness Center plans to open sooner than that.
"We hope to have that back running tonight, we're going to get the electricity on later today, our karate classes and all that meet here, tell all those people if we're not able to meet in this building we'll meet in the gym on Thursday night," said Parkman.
Proving Worth County knows how to weather a storm.
The Whitacre's say homeowners insurance will cover most of the storm damage to their home.