Sunday, May 19 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:16:35 GMT
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 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 >>
Thousands of trees were snapped and uprooted as an EF-3 tornado tracked through Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Calhoun, Etowah and Cherokee Counties. Its track began as an EF-0 to an EF-1 in Argo between Deerfoot Parkway and Advent Road. It passed through Margaret in St. Clair County, and strengthened as it moved into Shoal Creek, north of Ohatchee, through southeast Etowah County, into Cherokee County and finally left the state moving into Georgia at 7:47 p.m.
For 72 miles, this tornado pummeled parts of east Alabama taking the lives of 23 people (14 in St. Clair County, 9 in Calhoun). Homes were wiped clean of their foundation and a large section of a forest was flattened, making the tall trees appear as crop circles from the sky. Video: Fox 6 surveys east Alabama damage
Neighborhoods in Wellington and Ohatchee received heavy damage, in some cases even wiped out. The Robin's Mill subdivision in Ohatchee—a lakefront subdivision full of year-round and summer homes—was flattened.
"I was about to get in the shower and I heard it coming. So I run, got under the stairwell in my daughter's bedroom and rode it out," he recalled.
Across the highway a bleaker picture: the last body to be recovered from the countywide recovery effort. A woman's body turned up in a slough across Highway 77. Her husband died in an area hospital the same day.
A St. Clair County family is mourning the death of their father Thomas Lee, 64, who died while bracing himself against his three-story house's front door. However, by doing so, he saved his wife and their 13 children who range in age from three to 27.Video: Father of 13 sacrifices himself for family
Families all over the area held on for dear life as the violent twister roared through their communities. The Smith family in Ohatchee is glad they are all alive and well, however they are mourning their aunt, Ruby Douthitt who lived across the street. Video: Family mourns death of woman from Ohatchee
Many families moved into shelters or relatives homes, but one family in the Shoal Creek Road area of Ashville decided to stay put, even over night. They set up sleeping bags, built a fire and are keeping an eye out for looters. They say they can't leave behind what little they have left. Video: Families live in the dark to protect their homes
"I am so fortunate and I really have worried and prayed for the people that were not as fortunate," Carol Vice said. "We're all here and we all have somewhere to go and there are some people out there who don't and let's all remember them and pray for them."
Another amazing story of survival after this tornado is of a Peeks Hill Road family. Two-months pregnant, Stephanie Lankford crawled down a ¾ of a mile long driveway to get help for her husband who was seriously injured and bleeding. Neighbors whose own homes were demolished came quickly and were able help the Lankfords who are fortunately doing okay. Video: Pregnant wife heroically saves her injured husband
In Moody, Fox 6 anchor Sarah Verser spoke with the city's police chief who said recovery in the area is coming along. A total of 822 structures in Moody alone were damaged in the tornado. Video: Moody recovers from storm damage