Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:49:38 GMT
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:46 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:46:04 GMT
Albany Humane Society officials say it's one of the worst cases of animal neglect they have seen. Tonight a veterinarian and Humane Society workers are trying to nurse a one-year old lab mix back toMore >>
Albany Humane Society officials and a veterinarian are nursing a dog back to health, after she was nearly starved to death.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:45:45 GMT
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration. Party City will open a store at 2709 Dawson Road, near the Albany Mall this August. EconomicMore >>
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration.More >>
March 6, 2008
Valdosta - An emergency can happen anytime, anywhere. The City of Valdosta is no exception.
"In today's world, it makes sense to be careful. Some of the decisions that are made in City Hall and some of the considerations that are being made there certainly can be emotional," says Valdosta Police Chief Frank Simons.
Luckily, city leaders have not been faced with an emergency situation within these walls.
But they say it's better to be prepared. "That's the time to do your best planning when you are being proactive and not responding to something after the fact and wishing we had examined policies and make sure it was as safe as it can be," says City Manager Larry Hanson.
They have asked the Valdosta police to walk through City Hall and the Municipal Court to help them improve their current security and develop an emergency plan in case something were to happen.
"They've asked us to look at creating a plan for low, medium and high security situations, so we are going to try to cover that range and be prepared for whatever may happen," Chief Simons says.
The new measures could be anything from extra officers in council chambers to metal detectors and panic buttons.
City leaders say any measures will face tough scrutiny before being put into place. "We take a lot of pride in our meetings being open and friendly and having a welcoming environment, and we don't want people to feel intimidated to come to a public meeting."
They hope to initiate any plans and extra actions within the next 60 days.