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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
July 25, 2005
Valdosta - When first responders get to an accident, they immediately start looking for one thing. "We search for identification and hopefully we'll find something with an address on it," said Captain Brian Childress.
But a lot of times that information isn't current, and they have to take much more time consuming avenues to find the correct contact information. That's why first responders are pushing a new initiative called ICE, or "In Case of Emergency."
"If we're out on a scene and someone's unconscious or unfortunately killed, we can look at their cell phone, open up that address book and find ICE," said Childress.
All they're asking is that you list your emergency contact number in your cell phone's address book as ICE. It could save them hours of work trying to dig up your information, especially considering that most of the people we talked to Monday say they don't carry any details. "Nothing besides my driver's license," said Brandi Chadwick.
"I have my insurance card, that's about it besides my driver's license," said Andrea Rhodes.
And just in case your first contact isn't available, its a good idea to list several numbers as ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3. "That way if your primary contact, like Mom and Dad doesn't work, then maybe we could get ahold of your sister or brother," said Childress.
Telling someone their loved one has been hurt or killed is a job no one wants. "It's certainly something you don't want to do," said Childress.
But with accessible information, they can do that job much easier.