Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
March 9, 2007
Thomasville-- Barrels of various unidentified chemicals were found during demolition of the downtown building. Friday, specialists were working to figure out what's inside those barrels.
The building at 601 Madison street has been used for a lot of things, a car dealership, a soda-producing company and a freezer door manufacturer.
It's sat vacant for 30 years, and Tuesday morning, the front collapsed. "They had hired a demolition crew to come in and tear the building down and in the process they had come across some drums in the building," Thomasville Fire & Rescue Deputy Chief Bobby Hart.
Thirty-four 55-gallon barrels, in various conditions were found. "Some of them was rusty some of them was unidentifiable, so we couldn't tell what was in the drums really, we had to call in a specialist," said Hart.
Teams from two Florida companies that deal with hazardous waste were called to the scene. "They'll see what they're dealing with and then they'll package the product and dispose of it properly," Hart explained.
With all the commotion yesterday, neighbors and people passing by couldn't help but wondering what was going on.
Josh Gordon could see nearly everything from his car repair shop next door. "They had firetrucks, and the guys in the suits and stuff, all the city people down there. Was wondering what was going on," Gordon said.
He was curious, but Gordon says he isn't concerned. "If there was something dangerous over there I believe it would have effected something prior to now."
The city and waste management companies aren't taking any chances. The barrels can't be moved until they know exactly what's inside.
"I hope they figure out what it is and go ahead and get done," said Gordon. But it may take time. There's no word on just how long it will take to identify the contents of all the barrels, and secure the area.
When the barrels are disposed of and the site is secure, the demolition crew will finish destroying the building.