Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
April 19, 2007
Ware County -- Many of neighborhoods remain closed, especially along Highway 122 and near the Ruskin Elementary School. One homeowner we talked to Thursday saw her home threatened, but watched as the shifting wind may have saved their it.
From Kay Smith yard's you can see one of the wildfires burning seven miles away, but Tuesday night it was much closer. "It looked like it was just about 50 yards from us at one point," she said.
Thick black smoke filled their backyard and lungs. "It's just horrible, you can't breathe in other words, and you panic, and you think that you are worse off than you probably are at the time."
A shift in the winds may be all that saved their home. "Just all of a sudden you could see if just turn and go back toward the Ruskin School."
The Smiths have been lucky enough to stay in their home and avoid the flames, others are still displaced.
"We need people to stay out of their homes we know it's difficult being out of your home for so long and a lot of cases people not even having a change of clothes , but this is a dangerous situation," said James Ginn, Ware County Public Information Officer.
Officials say the area around Ruskin Elementary is pretty well scorched. Local firefighters were able to protect the school but the entire woods around it at one point was engulfed and they say it could take up to a week to air out the school because of heavy smoke damage. The fire has destroyed at least 18-structures, mostly homes.