The Telegraph looks back: Decade's top midstate stories - Local & State - Macon.com:
2008: A storm system embedded with tornadoes struck Middle Georgia before daybreak on Mother’s Day. South Macon and western Bibb County saw the brunt of the storm, with massive trees crashing down on rooftops and high winds tearing up homes and businesses. The county’s tree canopy took a big hit, with up to 90 percent of Macon State College’s trees decimated. Although there were no deaths in Bibb County, Tracey and Lisa Clements of Laurens County were killed when a tornado hit their mobile home. Statewide, insurance companies paid more than $125 million in damages from the storms.