Saturday, May 25 2013 8:43 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:43:55 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
March 20, 2003
Valdosta - City workers are going about their day to day duties in Valdosta, minus several valuable employees deployed to the Middle East.
"At one point, 12 of our city employees were deployed, but we currently have seven employees gone," said Larry Hanson, City Manager.
At the Valdosta Police Department, 12 officers were deployed at one time. Now only two are gone, but one got his orders to leave Thursday morning, and more could be going any day now.
"We have several officers in the Air Force Reserves and the National Guard, so we have the potential of being without 14 of our officers," said Commander Steven Heaton.
Add to that shortage two public works employees, one firefighters, a city Marshall, and a certified water monitor. The city has made some major adjustments to accommodate the lack of staffing.
"We've had to shift some duties from one department to the next, and some employees are doing overtime to make up for the loss," said Hanson.
But despite the absence of the employees, city leaders say their job will be done just as effectively as if they were here. "The great thing about this city is we're a family, and while this brave man is defending our country, we're going to make up for the loss so he doesn't have to worry about his job here," said Mara Register, Community Development Director.
While their co-workers are hoping for a safe and quick return, they assure those who are deployed they'll take care of their duties and families until they're back home.