Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
March 3, 2004
Tifton -- In case of a catastrophe, Tift County wants to be ready. The Emergency Management Authority recently submitted the first round of budget requests they hope will point them in the right direction of making Tifton County EMA second to none.
These are the spaces used to house emergency response equipment that Tift county officials hope to filled soon. "We wanted to build an EMA here that is second to none that can handle any of these emergencies," says Buddy Byran chairman of the Tift County Commission.
EMA is the city and the county's first responders to catastrophic events that can threaten lives like tornado or chemical spills. Having the right equipment and people are critical. For city and county officials doing the best job meant bring it strongest forces together.
"What the two governments decided to do was combine the EMA under the sheriff's department,"says Bryan.
Now the county says it's preparing to pump more money into EMA. EMA will soon submit a budget to expand it current program, add more workers and equipment all while putting the county in a better position to lobby for federal dollars.
"If your going to apply for grants from the homeland security administration or other homeland security agencies you have to have the vehicles in place to apply,"says Bryan
Putting things in place now to make the first responders are better able to do the important job of the saving lives.
The head of the EMA says the department is collecting information how much it will need for the next fiscal year to make Tifton EMA ready for the future. The city and the county will split the departments expenses