Saturday, May 25 2013 8:43 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:43:55 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
April 17, 2007
Waycross -- The Ware County fire already destroyed several homes and severely damaged others. Many people forced to evacuate yesterday have not been allowed back into those blocked off areas. They have no idea whether their property was damaged.
Help is on the way for them. The Red Cross set up at the Ware County evacuee center and other shelters in the area.
They'll begin helping people whose homes are damaged as soon as they find out about any property destruction. "We sit down with them and help them assess their needs and that could be anything from clothing to medicine and medical supplies," said Red Cross Emergency Services Director Rita Brookshire.
They say they'll also offer hotel vouchers and debit cards to help them get back on their feet.
Many citizens not directly affected by the fire are helping those who are. South Georgia businesses and churches donated meals for those displaced by the fire and food and water for the men and women working around the clock to put it out. Many dropped off groceries to relief points as they got off work, looking to offer any relief for those working long hours.
Volunteer Coordinators say the donations began to pour in as soon as the fire started, and the situation would be worse if people hadn't pitched in. "It would be horrible," said Volunteer Coordinator Tammy Brown. "The guys would be passing out, probably in the hospital. It would be really bad. If it wasn't for all the water, it's just amazing. This is nothing compared to what we've gotten since this morning."
They expect almost 200 volunteers to donate their time, and it will continue to be needed as more firefighters respond to Ware County over the next few days.