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Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
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Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
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Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
May 2, 2006
Thomasville -- Hurricane season is just one month away. Despite all of the criticism over Katrina's response, The Secretary of Homeland Security and FEMA Director say this year they're ready and prepared.
The two met at the Federal Regional Center in Thomasville today, to demonstrate part of FEMA's Mobile Emergency Response Support system.
Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff and Acting FEMA Director David Paulison inspected six different pieces of the Thomasville Mobile Emergency Response Support system.
What they saw today makes them say they're ready for hurricane season. "This tour makes me very confident we're ready for this hurricane season," said Secretary Michael Chertoff. "It makes me confident that we have the equipment we need to be inter-operable. It makes me confident that we have the people who are ready."
The capability demonstration allowed them to witness Thomasville's unique communication capabilities, allowing state federal and local responders to communicate through the use of this tent. "What we witnessed with our own eyes, Chief Paulison and I, is we do have inter-operability, we do have the capability to match a lot of different systems a lot of different frequencies together through the equipment that you see in these trucks," said Chertoff.
The assets in Thomasville paired with local and state assets will allow FEMA to be better armed. "Now what we need to do is train first responders in the various localities in the different states all the along the coast how to work with that equipment how to use their radios to plug in."
So that the communication problems that occurred with Hurricane Katrina, don't happen again.
Thomasville's Mobile Emergency Response Support system is only one of six centers nationwide.