Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:44 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:44:00 GMT
A Tift County cold case still haunts a family nearly 10 years a young mother's murder. It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her familyMore >>
It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her family believes someone knows who killed her, and they hope the person with that information will bring them the peace they need.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:28:33 GMT
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency: Southwest Georgia Public Health: This public resource targets communities in Southwest Georgia and includes suggestionsMore >>
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:51:04 GMT
Information from the Tift County Sheriff's Office- On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force along with the Tift County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant on the residence of 36More >>
The Mid-South Narcotics Task Force and the Tift County Sheriff's Office arrested 36 year old Daniel Eubanks, and seized over $100K in cash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:38 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:38:05 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:34 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:34:44 GMT
The Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigative Bureau would like to solicit the public's assistance with locating Kizzie Lashay Coleman, 21. She is 5'7" and weighs 176 pounds. The Albany PoliceMore >>
The Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigative Bureau would like to solicit the public's assistance with locating Kizzie Lashay Coleman, 21. She is 5'7" and weighs 176 pounds.More >>
In formation from the U. S. Parachute Association
ALBANY, GA— Albany native Chris Gay won two gold medals and set a new skydiving world record this week in the canopy formation competition while representing the U.S. at the 2010 World Parachuting Championships in Russia.
Gay is one of nearly 40 of the country's finest, fastest, most fearless skydivers who traveled to Russia for the world championships as part of the U.S. Team, pushing their aerial skills to the limit and competing for the title of world champion in five spectacular skydiving disciplines: Canopy Formation, Gay's high-flying specialty, Vertical Formation Skydiving, Freeflying, Freestyle and Formation Skydiving.
In canopy formation skydiving, teams of two, four or eight skydivers deploy their parachutes immediately after jumping from the plane and build formations as quickly as possible while holding onto each other's canopies.
Gay's gold-medal 4-way and 2-way sequential team, Clean Air, perfected their gravity-defying skills and far surpassed 15 other teams from around the world. In addition, Gay's 2-way team set a new world record for most completed formations in time, scoring an astounding 25 points.
Gay trained for the world championships at Skydive Sebastian in Florida. He has made an unbelievable 11,000-plus skydives.
Interviews with Gay and aerial photos and video of his team in action are available upon request.
Gay will return to the U.S. to compete at the 2010 United States Parachute Association (USPA) National Skydiving Championships, the biggest and most thrilling skydiving competition in the country. The event will take place September 10-24 at Skydive Chicago, an expansive 220-acre skydiving resort located southwest of Chicago along the banks of the scenic Fox River. The championships are free and open to the public every day from sunrise to sunset.
Skydive Like a Pro
For sheer excitement and high-speed fun, no sport comes close to skydiving. Fortunately, this high-flying adrenaline sport is not as extreme or intimidating as it may seem. Just about anyone 18 years of age or older can take to the skies after some comprehensive safety instruction. In fact, all it takes is a half hour of ground school to prepare for a tandem jump, the easiest and most popular way to experience skydiving for the first time. Tandem jumping allows students to experience the thrill of freefall from 13,000 feet while securely harnessed to an experienced, licensed instructor.
Another first-jump method called Accelerated Freefall (AFF) allows students to jump solo right away—with two instructors at their side—after four to five hours of intense ground instruction. Just about anyone can earn a license in as few as 25 jumps!
For more information on skydiving and to find a USPA Group Member skydiving center near you, visit www.uspa.org.
Founded in 1946, the United States Parachute Association is a non-profit association dedicated to the promotion of safe skydiving nationwide, establishing strict safety standards, training policies and programs at more than 200 USPA-affiliated skydiving schools and centers throughout the United States. Each year, USPA's 32,000-plus members and hundreds of thousands of first-time jump students make approximately 3 million jumps in the U.S. USPA represents skydivers before all levels of government, the public and the aviation industry and sanctions national skydiving competitions and records.
For more information on making a first jump or to find a skydiving center near you, visit www.uspa.orgor call 800.371.USPA.