Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 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 >>
February 7, 2008
Albany -- For the third time in less than a decade, Union University in western Tennessee suffered a direct hit from a tornado Tuesday night. And while it caused millions of dollars in damages, thankfully, no one was killed.
"We've been kind of drilling in our minds a what if, before doing it after one of these events occurs." said Albany State University Police Chief Roberson Brown, Jr.
He says that for the past 3 years, ASU has built upon its severe weather emergency plan to protect its students, faculty,and staff in the event of a tornado.
"Our policy is whenever we get a tornado watch, we implement the plan of preparing our students to get ready to go to their shelter. And when the warning comes, that kind of cuts into time. I don't have now 15 minutes, I may can only get all of that done in 10 minutes. So time becomes of the essence when dealing with tornadoes because they give very little or no warning," says Brown.
Each facility on the ASU campus has it's own evacuation and shelter plan - and in the event that severe weather strikes - on campus resident life coordinators like Bonisha Townsend swiftly gather students into a safe area.
She says, "We get the students out. We get them downstairs. We check every room, and we're able to do that pretty quickly. We have bull horns. Also, some buildings have mass communication systems, AP systems, and we use the Connect Ed. So we use various methods to get to the students and to get them to where they need to be."
And with that life saving policy in place, if a tornado does hit this campus, students and faculty will be prepared.
ASU initiated the Connect Ed system one month ago.
It sends emergency text messages and e-mails to students.
Chief Brown says they're looking for money for a siren system on campus.