Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
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 >>
The Phillip Phillips Phenomenon is growing. The Leesburg singer made it to the top 13 on American Idol Thursday night.
Phillip Phillips fever is taking the country by storm.
Thursday night on the show, a music producer said Phillips is so good, he'd sign him to a record deal on the spot.
Soulful tunes and creative covers are how Leesburg's newest legend is captivating a country.
And Southwest Georgia is supporting him every step of the way. His family is thrilled.
"We're real excited about it," said Phillips' Uncle Joey Coffey. "He is rock and rolling like we thought he could do!"
Phillips is also lighting up the social media world. He went to Twitter to thank his many followers and supporters. Kevin Dowling, the principal at Lee County High School, remembers the song Phillips' sang at his high school graduation.
"I've got to say, his performance was right up there with the best of them," said Dowling. "He just took out his guitar and sang a song. It was beautiful. I had to speak after that and I said I don't know how you follow this up, but I guess I've got to give my speech."
Phillip's dad called his brother-in-law today. He and Phillip's mom are on their way back to Southwest Georgia. Many fans compare the singer to Dave Matthews, and that's just what he wants.
"That's his idol," said Coffey. "He has always kind of followed Dave Matthews and he is a lot like him. We're real proud of him."
A Facebook campaign has also been launched to remind fans to vote for him every week.
"We're going to do our part down here in Leesburg, Georgia and I'm sure in the Albany area as well," said Dowling. "We are going to push and try to get as many people as we can. I know I had my Ipad out the other night and kept hitting vote, put in the little code, vote, put in the little code, vote."
Southwest Georgia seems confident that he'll make it to the finale.
The Hollywood scene is new to Phillip. His uncle told me today that he wishes that he could make it back in three weeks to go turkey hunting, but they think he will already have plans.
His uncle plans to join Phillip's parents in the audience in Hollywood if Phillip does make it to the finale.