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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 >>
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Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
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Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
April 23, 2008
Albany--You now have a new level of protection from natural disasters and other emergencies in Dougherty County.
The city and county invested in a new Code RED Emergency Notification System.
It is now ready to warn you by phone if a disaster threatens your area.
If your home is in the path of a tornado, or if police order an evacuation of your area, emergency workers can now immediately notify you with Code Red.
"It's a early warning notification system, to help all the residents in the City of Albany and County of Dougherty, to receive early warning notification about natural, or man made type disasters." Said Jim Vaught, Dougherty County Deputy EMA Director.
The reverse 9-1-1 system is so advanced, it could target a neighborhood in the direct path of a tornado and warn families to take cover.
The Albany-Dougherty Emergency Management Agency will use the phone book to get a majority of the numbers in the county, but still need citizens to register for the automated tornado and flash flood warnings.
Randy Taylor lives in Dougherty and says he's willing to sign his family up for the program.
"You would have time to prepare yourself, like I said for whatever disaster it may be, time is valuable, time is life."
You can also register your cell phone as long as you have an county address within Dougherty County. If you don't have Internet access at home, you can get online at a public library to sign up.
Emergency management officials warn the system is only as good as the numbers in it. If your phone number isn't registered, you won't be called.
The system is active and now it's up to you to register.