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 >>
August 17, 2004
Valdosta - Its a common site in most all of Georgia's waterways, trash and debris floating in the Withlacoochee River.
"Over 80 percent of our waterways are impaired," said Emily Perry, Environmental Planner.
You may not physically put the trash in the water, but chances are you have contributed to this pollution. "One of the biggest problems is non-point source pollution, that's anything from trash to runoff in the roads, people who put trash in the back of the truck and it blows out when they're riding down the road," said Perry.
But the Department of Natural Resources is taking steps to keep this resource clean. Tuesday, South Georgians met in Valdosta to organize the the state's Rivers Alive Cleanup. "They get as many volunteers as they an to go out in the streams, clean up, and make people aware of what they're finding, let people know how they can impact as well as improve the water quality," said Perry.
Since the project started in 1992, an estimated 1.2 million pounds of trash has been collected, and you may be surprised at what they've found. "Shingles, recliners, tv's, we've found pieces of vehicles," said Perry.
Doesn't sound like ingredients you want in your drinking water, but, "If that surface water is polluted, then we're potentially polluting our own bodies," said Deron Davis, Environmental Coordinator.
And taking a little time to clean up after yourself and others will keep this resource as pure as mother nature intended.
The Rivers Alive Cleanups are scheduled for various weekends during October.