Thursday, May 23 2013 5:18 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:18:55 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 >>
March 11, 2008
Albany -- People in Dougherty County could soon have a new tool to warn them of severe weather and other emergencies.
Emergency Management officials say they could have part of a new reverse 9-1-1 notification system working in ten days. County Commissioners tentatively approved the purchase of a Code Red telephone emergency warning system.
That system will send messages to all phones in an area where an emergency is forecast or an event is happening. Because it's linked to the National Weather Service, their radar can more closely pinpoint the track of severe weather and call a warning. Dougherty Co. Emergency Management Deputy Director Jim Vaught said "It will just pull out the area to be affected by the storm, and notify everybody within the polygon, rather than have to go out and notify this entire area. By doing that, speed, these people are notified much faster."
The system would cost $37,500 a year. Emergency Managers say it would be used in conjunction with their siren network and is not meant to replace weather radios.
The Commission is expected to give final approval for the system Monday.