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The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:31:27 GMT
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
April 17, 2007
Waycross -- Bright, forceful wildfires in Ware County kept firefighters hot and busy for hours. "It's pretty bad right now," said Captain Terry Coward with the Lowndes County Fire Department.
But there's not much that firefighters can do, but stand back and watch at times. "Get it when its coming. Put the water on it," said firefighter Roger Coward.
"It's very scary because it's just everywhere. Its easy to get trapped in this, and if it does, where are we going to go?" said fire fighter David Baker.
Where are the families to go? The ones who's homes are highlighted with a potentially dangerous orange glow. "It's really scary because I'm really afraid to lose my house," said Sierra Rios.
The Rios family was forced out of their home by smoke and flames. They waited as long as they could to see if they wouldn't have to. "I was grabbing pictures, as many pictures as I could," said Rios.
They salvaged what they could and made it to a temporary shelter in Waycross.
Meanwhile, firefighters continue to fight the flames. "It's pretty much a wait and see approach. It's just spread so much and we can't cover all the territory," said Baker.
"It won't be done tonight. No time soon," said Roger Coward. And no telling how much damage will be left behind.
At least 70 people were at the shelter at Waycross Middle School on St. Mary's by three a.m.