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 >>
March 9, 2004
Lowndes County - Everyone entering Moody Air Force Base gets a loud and cheerful greeting. "That's a sign of motivation," said Specialist David Hicks.
And motivation is just what Specialist Hicks spreads. "The way you get greeted at Moody Air Force Base by these folks is fabulous, it starts your day off great," said Col. Bradley Heithold.
But this isn't even Hicks' normal job. He's part of an army reserve unit that's providing security at Moody Air Force Base. "I miss my job in a way, but serving this country comes first," said Wynn.
The unit typically provides transportation and is based out of Lagrange, Georgia. But they're learning new skills to fill the void left by Moody's deployed troops. "We do vehicle searches, id checks, make sure no one who's not supposed to be here comes on base," said Lt. Tony Jones.
The guardsmen came to Moody last February and were only supposed to be here for one year. Now, their assignment has been extended for 12 more months. "I didn't mind at all, I put on the uniform to serve and that's what I do," said Hicks.
And their presence makes this base a safer place. "The fact that they can free up my Air Force security forces to do other things for us is adding security at Moody," said Heithold.
So even though they'll be missed for one more year back at home, their greetings and security efforts will make Moody a safer and more cheerful base.