Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
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
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
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 >>
March 6, 2007
Lowndes County - The storm that hit Baker, Mitchell and Worth Counties passed right over Lowndes County.
Now, Lowndes Countians are helping those who were affected. "Right now they have to get cleaned up before they start over. So we want to make sure they get the resources necessary to start that process," say Paige Dukes, Public Information Officer for the Lowndes County Commission.
Those resources include "Things like bleach, mops, cleaning supplies, baby diapers, and formulas, personal products, paper towels, leather gloves, tarps, all those things," she says.
The number of people willing to donate and lend their support has been overwhelming. "Because the storm did miss us and we were blessed not to be devastated like Americus is, we felt that we should help out best we could," says Lowndes County resident Tranni McDonald.
But based on lessons learned from previous natural disasters, county officials are asking to only donate the items previously listed. "You can cause a disaster within a disaster. We saw parking lots and parking lots full of used clothing during Katrina. These things just make more of a mess," Dukes says.
They plan on delivering the donations to Baker County Thursday. They hope delivering the goods will also deliver hope to the people struggling to rebuild their homes and lives in the area.
Anyone wishing to contribute can drop off their donations at the Lowndes County Commission Building. They will continue taking donations until 6:00 PM Wednesday night.