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 >>
WORTH COUNTY, GA (WALB) – All the ingredients for a wild fire were in order Tuesday afternoon. With high winds and dry grass, the slightest spark was all it took to set of a fast burning blaze.
Firefighters battled multiple grass fires along a 2-mile stretch of Highway 82 around the Dougherty Worth County line.
Some of them threatened homes.
Jamario Williams saw tall flames burning towards his Worth County mobile home. He used a water hose to spray the flames until firefighters arrived.
"It probably would have got it if I wouldn't have grabbed the water hose," said Williams.
Drivers on Highway 82 called 911 to report a half dozen grass fires that had firefighters in Worth and Dougherty counties working quickly to save surrounding homes and properties.
"We had several structures at one of the local trailer parks and we had one home and the wind kept changing direction on us. Forestry got on scene and we used what water we had and got it knocked out pretty quick," said Worth County Fire Lt. Chad Salter.
While the cause of the fire is only speculation at this point, the sectional path where separate fires started points to a potential culprit.
"A lot times that comes from wheel bearings on trailers or semis. Being spread out like that, that's what we're assuming it's going to be," said Salter.
Georgia Forestry crews used dozers to cut fire breaks along the right of way to prevent further flare ups. But the charred grass and wood lines serve as a reminder of just how right the conditions are for the smallest fires to get out of control.