Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
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 >>
February 6, 2008 from NBC News
Undated -- Violent tornados roared across the southeast overnight destroying hundreds of homes and businesses.
Rescue crews spent the day searching for survivors. By mid-afternoon the death toll had reached 52 across Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky and Alabama.
The winds were mighty enough to bend power poles. Cars were tossed like toys, tractor trailers hurled off a highway.
In Memphis a mall roof collapsed as people were inside shopping.
In Jackson, Tennessee, the storm scored a direct hit on Union University, peeling the roof and sides off dormitories. Dozens were injured, but no one was killed.
For the survivors, this was a day to start picking the pieces and counting their blessings, the beginning of a long rebuilding process.
Tennessee was the hardest hit state, with dozens of deaths and more than a hundred injuries.
In Memphis cars were tossed around and tractor trailers tipped over. Parts of one mall collapsed while people were still inside shopping.
"It happened so fast, we couldn't hide or nothing," said survivor Terrelle Mathis.
Students at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee were trapped inside their dorm rooms when the storm hit.
Unbelievably, no one on campus suffered life-threatening injuries.
"When you see what happened on this campus, and no loss of life, it's an amazing thing and for that, we're most grateful," said Union University President Dr. David Dockery.
Officials are studying the damage at the university and around town, preparing for the next step.
"We'll begin the clean-up process this morning and start rebuilding as soon as we can. We've done it three times before and we'll do it again," said Mayor Jerry Gist.
Clean-up has already begun in parts of Arkansas and in other states, where the healing process of these open wounds is just beginning.