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 >>
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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 15, 2005 Albany-- Probate Judge Nancy Stephenson swore in Troy Conley Monday morning, and then Chief Conley went right to work.
Despite controversy over Conley's college degree, which came from a questionable on-line university, the leaders of the Dougherty County School System say they're confident he'll do a good job protecting our children.
On his first day of work, Conley still wasn't talking to the media. Instead, Deputy Superintendent Carlos Keith says Conley's first task is hiring 16 new police officers to complete the school system's new security force.
"The first order of business is to look at the applicants for police officers. We have 49 applications, and he'll be reviewing those this week," he said.
Keith hopes the new police force will be complete by mid-September. "This is something we won't be rushing. We're going to take our time to make sure we have everything done the correct way."
That caution comes after a much-criticized decision to hire Troy Conley, with little notice to the public and amidst questions about the validity of Conley's four-year college degree.
But Keith and other school system leaders say they're confident Chief Conley will run the police force smoothly and keep the county's public school children safe. Deputy Superintendent Carlos Keith also says Chief Conley is also ordering equipment from uniforms to police cars for the new officers.
Dougherty County Sheriff deputies and county police officers will continue patrolling the schools until the new system security force takes over.