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 >>
NICHOLLS, GA -
At least 2 homes are considered total losses in Nicholls after heavy winds brought down dozens of trees.
The storm tore through eastern Coffee County around 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.
90-year-old Myrtice Thomas was in her recliner when a giant oak crashed through her mobile home.
"That wind was a blowing and I said, Lord have mercy. Please take care of me," she said. "I heard it start crackling. When it hit the top of the trailer, I jumped from the recliner."
She escaped with just minor bumps and bruises.
Her neighbor Harold Taylor also lost his home after an oak tree split the mobile home in two.
"If we had been at home at night or had been asleep, then nobody would have known it was coming, we probably wouldn't have made it out," said Taylor. "We got our lives and that's the best thing."
The storm shut down Highway 32 for several hours and countless trees fell throughout the city. Amazingly no one was seriously hurt. No word on how much the cleanup will cost.
Countless trees fell throughout Nicholls. Some on homes, others on cars. Downed limbs, trees, and lines shut down Highway 32 for several hours.
"I've lived here my entire life and I've never seen a storm like this. Me and the Mayor were talking last night. He's been Mayor 38 years and he's never scene a storm like this," said Nicholls Police Chief Chris Elrod.
With just a bump on the head and bruise on the arm, Myrtice has one good reason she's still around just by pointing up.
"The Good Lord was protecting me," she said.
Unfortunately neither Taylor nor Thomas had insurance on their homes and are stating relatives.