Dal Cannady has been WTOC's bureau chief since 1996. But he's been a reporter in southeast Georgia since 1990. Before coming to the Southeast News Leader, Dal served as anchor/news director for the CNN/Headline News affiliate in Statesboro.
"But my first job in television was at the age of nine or ten at high school football games, carrying around film reels (who remembers those?) for my uncle who was a TV news director in Albany, Georgia," he recalls. "I was paid with a bag of popcorn, a Coke and some M&Ms."
A graduate of Georgia Southern University, Dal has lived in Statesboro since 1985. A father of three children, ranging in age from toddler to teenager, Dal is active in his church and is a struggling "do-it-yourselfer" around the house.
One community’s Chamber of Commerce hopes to get those who are busy more plugged into the community. In Statesboro, they started a new fast-break session to update people and help them meet other businessmen and women.
The rains stopped Friday, but water continues to flow in ditches around the county. Screven County’s EMA director says they’ve had 27 roads with washouts where neighboring flatland counties have standing water.
This time of year, farmers hope and pray for more rain to get peanuts and other crops into the ground. This year, it’s almost too much of a good thing as farmers need fields to dry out a little to get started.
Folks who live on Shearhouse Landing say every inch or two that the river rises can be the difference between water going under a house or going in it. They say the last thing they need here are man-made waves.