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 9, 2007
Baker County -- Relief workers and government agencies continue to help families in need at three Disaster Recovery Centers in our area.
GEMA has headed up operations at the old East Baker County Elementary School site in Newton since Wednesday. FEMA and the Small Business Administration have joined in, allowing storm victims to apply for federal loans or grants.
So far 55 people have signed up for assistance here.
"We actually opened the DRC or Disaster Recovery Center at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon as the state DRC. Shortly after that time we were notified we had been Presidentially declared, and our federal partners came in right after that," said GEMA Field Coordinator Gary Rice.
GEMA says more than 40 homes in Baker County were damaged, and more than half of them were destroyed.
There are also Recovery Centers in Camilla and Americus where storm victims can also sign up for financial help, receive health care, and get food and other supplies.
A group of Forestry Commission beauty queens from Early County spent the week collecting boxes full of donations and delivered them to the Baker County recovery center Friday afternoon. They say it was well worth their time to help others.
"They have nothing right now. Their homes were hit and we were more fortunate because we weren't. So we should help them out and give them these items that we collected," said Beth Burkett.
The girls were able to raise more than $2,000 worth of supplies for the "Boxes for Baker County" project.