Thursday, May 23 2013 5:19 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:19:44 GMT
One south Georgia law enforcement agency recently received much needed financial help for a mandatory upgrade. The Thomasville Police department got an $8,000 grant from the Governor's Office of HighwayMore >>
The Thomasville Police department got an $8,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:13 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:13:37 GMT
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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:06:59 GMT
A south Georgia soldier is enjoying her first night with her family in months. She returned to Quitman today after a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan. And she surprised her son and her mother at herMore >>
A south Georgia soldier is enjoying her first night with her family in months.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:04 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:04:16 GMT
All non-essential employees at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany have been sent home for the day due to a sudden drop in water pressure. Base officials say the water is either running extremely low orMore >>
The command is still investigating the cause of this specific leak and will provide up-to-date information to the public as well as its workforce as to the causes and preventative measures that will take place in the future.More >>
July 23, 2007
Americus-- It'll be years before tornado-ravaged Sumter Regional Hospital is fully back in business but the hospital's newest temporary location will open in just months.
Construction began about three weeks ago on Sumter Regional's interim hospital. It's the first time FEMA has used what are called COGIM blocks to build a hospital. In fact, it's the first time they'll be used anywhere in the United States.
The 70,000 square foot facility will be a smaller version of the destroyed 288,000 square foot hospital.
"The 70,000 square foot is fewer beds. We'll have 70 beds in that facility. We'll have four OR's, one dedicated OB-OR. We'll have labor, delivery, postpartum, single-room maternity concept just as we had in this building," said Sumter Regional CEO David Seagraves.
Hospital leaders hope to have the interim facility open by November. A new permanent hospital is expected to re-open in Summer of 2010.