Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
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 >>
October 2, 2007
Albany -- The legacy of a pioneer in the field of emergency response will live on at Albany Technical College.
In 1972, Albany doctor Charles Gillespie taught the first EMT course at Albany Tech. In fact, he founded Emergency Medical Services statewide.
Today, the school broke ground on a new building, the Charles B. Gillespie Center for Emergency Response.
With one foot on a shovel and a toss of dirt, Albany Tech's Emergency Response Program entered a new phase as ground was broken for the 10,000 square foot expansion and renovation project.
"It's a very exciting day. This is an opportunity to break ground a new, long awaited facility," Albany Tech President Anthony Parker.
Thanks to a one million dollar donation from an anonymous donor, Albany Tech will renovate its current facility on campus and expand it by 7,000 feet. It will house the school's Fire Science, EMT/Paramedic Technology and Law Enforcement classes.
"It gives us an opportunity to blend the curriculum, but also gives us the opportunity to have our instructors teach different students from different programs," said Parker.
Marcus Jackson, a freshman at Albany Tech, enrolled in the law enforcement program.
"My parents have been in law enforcement for a couple of years. It's something I've been wanting to do ever since," he said.
Next fall, Jackson and 174 other law enforcement students in his program, will have new classrooms to learn skills, that according to Dougherty County Police Chief Don Cheek, are essential to any police force.
"Education is one of the major thrusts in law enforcement right now. So the program here at Albany Technical College has yielded benefits," said Cheek.
With more than one hundred students in the fire science program alone, Albany Fire Chief James Carswell recognizes the programs value not only to the school, but to the entire region.
He said, "This facility is used throughout the region, not only for the fire side, but for the EMS and police. It's great asset to the community and I look for positive things in the future."
As for the father of Georgia Emergency Medical Services, Dr. Charles Gillespie says, "Having a facility that's well equipped and well designed will make all the difference in the world."
A facility that will carry on his dream, while making the dreams come true, for others.
The facility is scheduled to be completed and open when Fall Classes begin in 2008.