Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 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 >>
March 2, 2007
Americus -- Business and homeowners in Americus have lots to clean up when daylight hits. That cleanup is sure to take days or even weeks, but some don't have anything to salvage at all.
The sounds of heavy tree removal could be heard all over Americus. "A lot of trees down, a lot of power lines, some damaged cars, a lot of damage on houses," said Mark Brown with Alexander Contracting.
Brown spent hours clearing roads for emergency crews to get in and out, this after the storm brought danger and left it. "That's the biggest thing. We don't want to get electrocuted," said Brown.
A shock to Zack Jourdan. He and his family just moved into their home three months ago. Now heavy damage is forcing them to move temporarily. "I think ours is one of the worst houses on this little block," said Jourdan.
The scene is the same all around Americus-- cars off the road, downed trees, hanging power lines and the same thoughts going through everyone's mind. "This is pretty tragic," said Steve Rogers.
Steve Rogers owns a couple of buildings along Lamar Street. They're now gone, along with a building that normally offers shelter to others. "Salvation Army is the next building down and it's completely destroyed," said Rogers.
Rogers is still in complete disbelief about the whole thing. "Absolute shock. It's unbelievable how much damage can be done in such a short amount of time," said Rogers.
(Above) Some of the devastation in Americus
Only time and light will reveal just how much damage was actually done.
Some businesses destroyed along Lamar Street include Doctors Pharmacy Vital Care, South Georgia Orthopedics and First Franklin Financial.