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 >>
May 20, 2003
Lowndes County- Hurricane season could bring bad news to Moody Air Force Base. "We've got millions of dollars in supplies and could be devastated monetarily," said Lt. Col. George Sciss. "It could also be detrimental to our mission."
But the base is prepared to prevent that from happening. "We're continually reviewing our procedures, especially this week, and are more than prepared to keep everyone and everything safe."
One of the key components in the hurricane drill is protecting aircraft. If a severe storm is near, the aircraft are immediately up in the air, on their way to another base. "We're constantly on the phone with them, tracking the storm, and making sure another base has room for our aircraft and isn't in the path of the storm."
Each of Moody's HH-60 Pavehawk helicopters is worth about $20 million. Losing one of these aircraft would be a huge monetary loss, as well as a big blow to U.S. defense.
"These planes are priceless," said Stesser. "Our performance in Iraq speaks for itself, and we can't do that performance without these aircraft."
The aircraft that may have maintenance problems and can't be flown out would be secured in hangers.
The base also has plans in place to evacuate and protect its most important resource, its personnel and their dependents.