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 >>
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 >>
DECATUR COUNTY, GA (WALB) -
Donald Grubbs, Jr., Brenda Grubbs, and their family are trying to find a new home. Their home on Old Eldorendo Road was destroyed by a fire Saturday night.
"It was right over my children's room and this was an old house and the ceilings were 12 feet high and you couldn't smell any smoke in the house," said Brenda.
The Grubbs say they had just cleaned out the chimney and taken care of other fire safety measures.
Firefighters believe the fire started after an ember from the fire place went up the chimney and landed on pecan leaves that had piled up on the roof.
"We did everything that we thought to make it safe, but they said one of the embers went up the chimney and landed on some pecan leaves on top of the roof and we never really thought of sweeping the roof off," said Brenda
The Grubbs say the house, between Bainbridge and Colquitt, was over 100 years old. No one was injured from the fire, but the Grubbs lost everything they owned.
"Don't get me wrong, I'm very thankful none of my children or my grandchildren's lives were taken, but that's just everything we had. And we've been together since we were 13 and 14 so we had a lot of memories," said Brenda.
Their pony had to be rescued from the back yard of the house.
More than a half dozen fire trucks from multiple agencies responded to the scene.
"Anybody that was there that night, we thank you so much. The fire departments, Decatur, Miller County. Just everybody that was there."
The Red Cross and Salvation Army are assisting the family with clothes and temporary living arrangements.