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      More sinkholes appear in Dougherty County

      Officials worked fast to fill the hole before it spread out to the road. / Courtney Highfield


      There are now three sinkholes on Old Pretoria Road in Dougherty County due to the massive amounts of rain our area has seen in the past few days.

      The first two sinkholes formed yesterday, in a pecan grove on the campus of Sherwood School on Old Pretoria Road, which is also next to the Pippin Pecan Company.

      The third formed around noon today near the Second Mount Zion Church, about ten feet away from the road. This one however, is much smaller... it's about ten feet wide and ten feet deep. Water, gas, and light officials are on scene as well as workers from Dougherty county public works.

      Officials worked fast to fill the hole before it spread out to the road.

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