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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
March 18, 2003
TIFTON - Until last weekend, 135 members of the 377th Quartermaster Company were all army reservists. Now each is an active duty soldier preparing for deployment in just one week.
"It's been real long days and short nights," First Sergeant Benjamin Ford said. "We are starting days here at 6:30 in the morning."
The soldiers are busy doing an inventory of equipment and making sure it's in working order. But they took time to listen to Monday night's speech by the President.
Sergeant Carlos Collier said, "He gave the 48 hour deadline and we looked at each other and said 'ok it's time.'"
This is the first time the 377th has been deployed since desert storm, most of the troops have changed, but a few soldiers have experience in the desert. "When I went as a sergeant we couldn't prepare for the unknown. Now we have an idea what may happen in security measures, what may happen in terrain," said Ford.
What's still uncertain for the soldiers, where they are headed after Fort Stewart. But if it's war with Iraq, they say they're ready.
Specialist Willie Davis said, "No one wants to see themselves in harm's way but this is a job we got to do."
"It's what we raise our right hand for," Collier said. "You just have to do it and come back on home to family and friends." Those are family and friends they'll be trying to spend as much as time as possible with in the next week.
The 377th Quartermaster Company's mission is to receive, store and transfer fuel. They leave for Fort Stewart Tuesday.