Sinkholes appear in Dougherty County after storms

Water pours into the sinkhole after this week's storms. / Courtney Highfield

Two sinkholes in Dougherty County near Pippin Pecan Company and Sherwood Christian Academy on Old Pretoria Road has started to grow in size.

Nearby workers say that one of the sinkholes started at a mere eight inches and has dramatically grown in size.

Sherwood Christian Academy Building and Groundskeeper Ken Bevel said he got a call that it was flooding, but was no big deal at the time. However, Wednesday afternoon, he started receiving calls that sinkholes were forming and expanding.

Bevel said that crews are on scene attempting to fill the hole.

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