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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - One of the best ways to prepare for a storm like Fay is to make sure your insurance coverage is up to date. The biggest threat we may face from this storm system is flooding, and that's not covered under your standard homeowners insurance.
Dr. Charles Harden built his two story home on a creek in Radium Springs in 1964. 30 years later, it was finally paid for. He said, "I got the house paid off and everything. I said that's just wasting $700 a year, you know? So that was a bad mistake."
The mistake? Canceling his flood insurance just nine months before the flood of 1994. "It was bad. It got up to five feet in the bottom floor. It was a mess, nasty water."
And he found himself in a messy cleanup. But Dr. Harden wasn't alone.
"I did not have flood insurance. I'm an insurance agent and I'm telling you that," said Lonnie Mathis who sells insurance for Allstate. "Most people assume that their homeowners covers that and it doesn't."
If you are in a flood zone like Dr. Harden, you'll pay a lot each year for your flood insurance premium.
Coverage on a $200,000 home, with $80,000 worth of contents, you'll pay almost $2,000 a year. For that same home, in a preferred area, out of a flood zone, you would pay a little more than $300.
Mathis said, "I have flood insurance now. You only have to get bit one time, you know."
But even with insurance, it's not something anyone wants to repeat. Dr. Harden said, "I don't want to do that again, so y'all make sure it doesn't hit this time." And hopefully it won't.