Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:32 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:32:02 GMT
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:31:27 GMT
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
May 15, 2003
Valdosta - One hundred and twenty-four Valdosta students are certified as Junior Fire Marshals. "Children are the best method of spreading the word about fire safety," said Valdosta Fire Chief J. D. Rice. "They can reach a lot more people than us adults."
Most of these kids are younger than 10 years old, but they know more about fire safety than many adults. "You should always remain calm if you're in a fire, have an emergency plan, and make sure everyone's accounted for," said Ashley Freeman, Junior Fire Marshal.
So just what does it take to be a Junior Fire Marshal? For students at Southeast Elementary, its a lot of hard work and dedication "They've gone on field trips to fire stations, worked closely with firefighters, given presentations to their classmates about fire safety," said Katie Wright, Junior Fire Marshal Coordinator.
Now they're leaders in their school and have quiet a bit of responsibility. In a fire drill, these youngsters have several important duties. "One checks the windows, and another holds the door for the other students," said Wright.
Freeman says even though they've only practiced drills, she'd know just what to do if there was a fire at home. "I would feel the door to see if it was hot, then stay low and find an exit," said Freeman.
The other Jr. Fire Marshals say they'd do the same and will spread the message of fire safety to their friends and family.