Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
June 25, 2007
Thomasville-- With hurricane season upon us, and wildfires still burning in parts of the state, Georgian's know unexpected disasters are a fact of life.
In times of emergency, there are many who would like to help, but don't know how they can. Lt. Colonel Dave Gowan says the Georgia defense force is a good place to start. "We're all volunteers, we're unarmed and we work for the governor," says Gowan.
Many people think of organizations like the Red Cross first off when wanting to volunteer. "It's hard to get into them, they're full, a lot of people volunteer for red cross," says Gowan.
He hopes people in the Thomasville area will consider the new local battalion of the defense force as another option for giving their time. Gowan says they're looking for "people who want to return some of their communities investment in them, back into their community."
Under the department of defense, the organization gives support to the national guard, and to national guard families.
But their biggest mission is to support local government agencies in emergency response during disasters. "We hope to meet understandings with local governments in our batallion area to provide staff and train people to work, say in their emergency operation center or with their people in the field under the supervision of their staff," explains Gowan.
In times of emergency, a little extra help goes a long way. Gowan explains, the group will "provide a few extra people who can take over some of the functions while some of the government people get some sleep and recuperation."
Two upcoming informational meetings at the Thomas county library this Saturday, and one on July 7th will answer questions for anyone interested. The defense force is looking for people with military experience, but its not a requirement.