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Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
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Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
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Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
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The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China. Benchmark crude for June delivery was down 55 cents to $95.47 a barrel, but gas in East Albany was $3.42 this morning....More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:03 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:03:02 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.
LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) - South Georgia's creeks and rivers could see nearly a foot of rain as Fay crosses Florida into Georgia later this week.
Many resident remember what can happen to those creeks and rivers when a system stalls like Tropical Storm Alberto did in 1994. They're keeping a close eye on the path while public works crews work to lower holding ponds and clear sewer lines.
Preparation. That's the key to dealing with these tropical storms, but right now Crisp County Power and Georgia Power are taking a wait and see attitude before lowering Lake Blackshear or opening the dam here in Albany.
Residents along this creek however are anxious about what Fay might bring their way. Margaret Slaughter knows what it's like to be displaced because of rainfall. "In '94, it's unreal, but the top of this house there was only this much showing," she said.
Four years later in '98, after rebuilding her home, it was the same thing. The threat of Fay stalling over Georgia has her thoughts on the past and her eyes on the creek.
"If it stalls, I'm in trouble. If it just rains several inches it will run on off, but you never know," said Slaughter.
Years ago she could predict how much danger her home might be in, but she fears Lee County's growth has changed that.
"Since there's been so much building in Lee County, clearing of land, I guess moving the dirt around or whatever, but now every time it's different."
If her home is flooded by Fay, she won't rebuild this time. "I had the opportunity to sell out to FEMA, put my name on the list, then I got sentimental and I didn't do it, thinking that I raised my children here."
"People think they know and people do a lot for you and all, but it's like the old saying goes unless you've been there and done that, you don't really, really, know," she says.
The worst situation for people along the creek would be for Fay to continue north toward Atlanta dumping heavy amounts of rain over a short period of time, that could create the flooding issue residents along this creek fear.
Water experts say it's not how much rainfall we get here in Albany, what we need to be concerned with is how much rainfall falls north of us. That's what residents will be watching. Drought wise lower creek levels are welcoming news for those who live along the Kinchafoonee.
Public works crews in Lee and Dougherty Counties have been pumping out holding ponds in advance of the storm. Fay's effects may be felt here in south Georgia as early as Friday morning.