Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
September 29, 2004
Atlanta - Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin warns Governor Sonny Perdue the safety of our food supply could be in jeopardy. That's unless the state adds more food inspectors.
State agencies want to start hiring again. Due to budget cuts, more than 4,000 state positions have been cut since Governor Perdue took office.
Some of those were from hiring freezes after people quit and others were laid off.
Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin says we are in critical need of eight to 10 inspectors to protect our food supply. The Department of Agriculture has positions authorized, but they need money.
The Georgia State Patrol is also complaining of lack of troopers, especially with Georgia's population increase. Troopers are retiring, but they haven't been allowed to have a trooper school in a few years.
The budget has approved a trooper school to start in November, more than two dozen troopers are signed up. There are approximately 820 troopers in Georgia.
The Department of Motor Vehicles says they need nearly 50 more license examiners to reduce long lines.
Governor Sonny Perdue will review budget requests in October.