Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
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 >>
September 12, 2007
Waycross - Firefighters from all over the country came to battle the massive wildfires that scorched nearly half a million acres in South Georgia between April and June. "Think about it. 3,300 people, 44 different states were represented," says Congressman Jack Kingston.
But no matter who showed up to battle the blaze, firefighters from Waycross and Ware County were always on the front lines. "Ware County was there constantly and not just the first responders but the entire community to help support the first responders," Kingston adds.
Now, three months after the fires were finally put out, Ware County and Waycross firefighters, EMS, and EMA officials are receiving the thanks they deserve from Congressman Kingston and the federal government. "We wanted to commemorate them, give them a token of thanks, a flag that was flown over the Capitol, and a plaque."
This is the first award they received from the federal government, but firefighters say they are still receiving thanks from the community everyday. "We were at the station this morning, and a restaurant owner dropped by to give us some biscuits, hot biscuits he just made to say thank you, and we continue to get that kind of support from the community," says Waycross Fire Chief Cedric Scott. "It's been overwhelming to say the least to experience the community outpouring."
Showing the community always recognized these fire fighters as heroes and now the country does too.
Congressman Kingston will honor other firefighters throughout south Georgia including first responders in Atkinson, Berrien, and Lanier counties.