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 >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 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 >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
October 19, 2006 by David Fuller
Forsyth, GA --- Six of those heroes were involved in a shooting in downtown Lumpkin in the early morning hours of August 18th, 2005.
Lumpkin Police Chief John Stripling and Stewart County Deputy Clinton Rivers were each shot in the face by an armed man with two hostages.
Paramedic Vance Streeter was wounded when he rushed to help the wounded lawmen.
Off-duty Policeman Dan Simmons and Stewart County EMS Director Greg Stewart and Assistant Director Blake Buchan ran to help the wounded men, despite the danger to their own lives, while shots were still being fired.
The gunman, a paroled felon, was eventually shot and died at the scene.
South Georgia's other hero is Crisp County Fire Rescue Capt. Michael Ergle. On October 15, 2005, Ergle was the first to arrive at a house fire. A woman had escaped the fire, but her husband remained inside. Ergle entered the burning house and rescued a man.
After he got him out, the woman said her dog was still inside, and Ergle re-entered the building, found the dog and saved it.
Governor Sonny Perdue commended these heroes, and the others around the state, for their bravery and their commitment to public safety.