Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
November 10, 2006
Valdosta - More than two hundred volunteer fire fighters make up Lowndes County Fire and Rescue. But there's something special about two of those volunteers. "I pulled my time on the trucks, I served as chief. I had 36 years and retired," says retired chief Lloyd Nolan.
Lloyd Nolan and Robert Coombs are both retired fire chiefs. Together they have almost 70 years of experience.
So, when they were asked to head up the special services department, it was an offer they couldn't refuses "I was asked if I'd be interested in it, and I just left the fire service so I went right back into it," Coombs says.
Nolan adds, "You get it in your blood over a period of years, and it's hard to get out. Then when somebody like Chief Fielding asks you to do something, you just don't turn him down."
In special services, they lead the Explorer program which trains high school and college students to become fire fighters in the future, and they travel around the county educating kids on fire prevention and safety with the help of some special friends. "The kids learn from it, and you're saving lives. That's the main thing from it, you're saving lives!" Nolan exclaims.
Although these volunteers have spoken to thousand of kids and helped train new firefighters over the last few years, they still want to do more. "Right now we have a program in fire prevention that goes up to 5th grade. Our Explorer program starts at the 9th grade and goes up. So right now, we don't have a program that's in between. And I'm hoping to get something started," says Coombs.
Nolan agrees. "I'd like to get some more programs going and expand our explorer program."
Nolan and Coombs are showing no signs of slowing down, so you can expect to see new and expanded education programs in the near future.