Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Thomasville- New Thomasville fire chief, Bryan Croft, is fired up about his new job. "It's absolutely exciting," he says.
The former Captain is just settling into his new role. But he says he's not wasting any of the taxpayers' time taking baby steps. "We have to be progressive and constantly get out there, learn new techniques, and do what we can for the citizens," says Croft.
Croft is building on decades of experience as his foundation for adding on to an already professional department. He has completed more than 2500 hours of training, and holds certifications in 33 areas of fire fighting expertise. "If you get complacent or comfortable with your education, your skills are going to deteriorate. And if your skills deteriorate, then the customer service lacks, and that's just not an option," says Croft.
Customer service is an integral part of fire fighting that Croft says he wants to improve for everyone in Thomasville. "They're not calling you because they're having a great day or you want to come have a piece of cake. They're calling you because they're having the worst of all days and we're there to help. So anything else we can do above and beyond our normal job will help them with their day," says Croft.
That's a commitment from a dedicated fire chief to the community he serves. "I'm here for the long haul," says Croft.
There are two spots open at the Thomasville Fire Department. One is for Croft's old job as Training Officer, and the other is for a Life Safety Educator.