Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:28:18 GMT
One south Georgia superintendent says his school system is finally moving in the right direction financially. The Decatur County Board of Education unanimously voted to reduce the number of furlough daysMore >>
One south Georgia superintendent says his school system is finally moving in the right direction financially.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:24 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:24:40 GMT
As Moore, Oklahoma begins what is sure be a long recovery period, folks here in Georgia are revisiting their own safety plans. Tornado and other emergency drills are common in our schools, but one southMore >>
As Moore, Oklahoma begins what is sure be a long recovery period, folks here in Georgia are revisiting their own safety plans. Tornado and other emergency drills are common in our schools, but one south Georgia school superintendent says the preparedness should not just remain in the classroom.More >>
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 >>
March 9, 2004
Albany - If you drive down Westover Boulevard in Albany this week, you will see new trees popping up in the median. More than 600 trees are being planted as part of the Trees for Courage project.
The city is cutting down some trees that are already there, and some people are upset. But, this is not a case of out with the old and in with the new.
From the truck to the ground, one by one the trees of courage are being planted. "We'll be planting a tree for each of the soldiers we've lost in the Iraq conflict," said Keep Albany/Dougherty Beautiful Director Judy Bowles.
In the next two weeks, volunteers, City, County, and State workers will plant 660 trees. The First Methodist Church of Albany is writing a letter to each fallen soldier's family to tell them about the memorial trees.
"We're using 4 varieties of trees - crepe myrtle, the bald cypress, several varieties of oak, and southern magnolias," said Arborist and landscaper Bob Takash. Takash says the trees will bring color to every season. "There are some blooming trees, some fall color. There's evergreen with the magnolia, so it will be a good variety."
But, the sound of chain saws is unnerving some people. Workers are cutting down 34 trees, but Takash says only diseased and weak trees are coming down.
"Some of these trees are a little close to the pavement, the canopy is starting to overhang the road. The branch structure is just not good anymore, and they're starting to split out, which is a hazard. It's time for them to come out," said Takash.
Many other trees will remain and be intermingled with new magnolias, winterberry bushes, cypress, and crepe myrtles.
The Trees of Courage project costs nearly $100,000, and it's paid for with donations. All the trees are expected to be planted by March 20th, when volunteers will come out to plant the last trees and dedicate the project.