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 >>
April 14, 2008
Valdosta - Herbert and Ethel Spencer just celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary.
And they got one major gift from the City of Valdosta. "This is like an anniversary present to us. A big one!" Herbert says.
The Spencer's now have a brand new home.
"I have a master bath and walk in closet here that I've never had before so I'm feeling pretty good about the whole thing," Ethel says.
"Its a very large room right here. I call it my comfort room," Herbert adds.
The Spencer's have one of nearly 60 substandard homes that the city, together with other organizations rehabilitate each year.
And putting a new roof over the couples heads brings the city one step closer to completing one of their biggest goals. "We have a goal to eliminate substandard housing by 2020 in the city of Valdosta and everyday we are getting closer and closer to that goal," says Kelley Thomas, Community Development Block Grant Coordinator.
Valdosta leaders believe they've already repaired or rebuilt 30 percent of substandard homes in the city limits.
An ongoing effort that's paying off for so many. "We are very pleased!" Herbert says. "It's a lot bigger. A lot more room. Very updated!"
And will help so many more over the next decade.
To find out how to get your home repaired, click here.