Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:28:18 GMT
One south Georgia superintendent says his school system is finally moving in the right direction financially. The Decatur County Board of Education unanimously voted to reduce the number of furlough daysMore >>
One south Georgia superintendent says his school system is finally moving in the right direction financially.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:24 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:24:40 GMT
As Moore, Oklahoma begins what is sure be a long recovery period, folks here in Georgia are revisiting their own safety plans. Tornado and other emergency drills are common in our schools, but one southMore >>
As Moore, Oklahoma begins what is sure be a long recovery period, folks here in Georgia are revisiting their own safety plans. Tornado and other emergency drills are common in our schools, but one south Georgia school superintendent says the preparedness should not just remain in the classroom.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:44 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:44:00 GMT
A Tift County cold case still haunts a family nearly 10 years a young mother's murder. It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her familyMore >>
It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her family believes someone knows who killed her, and they hope the person with that information will bring them the peace they need.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:28:33 GMT
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency: Southwest Georgia Public Health: This public resource targets communities in Southwest Georgia and includes suggestionsMore >>
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:51:04 GMT
Information from the Tift County Sheriff's Office- On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force along with the Tift County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant on the residence of 36More >>
The Mid-South Narcotics Task Force and the Tift County Sheriff's Office arrested 36 year old Daniel Eubanks, and seized over $100K in cash.More >>
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Both Georgia Senators arrived in Washington Wednesday to cast their vote for the $700 billion emergency bailout plan.
Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson plan to vote for the bill, saying doing nothing would only make things worse.
They support most revisions made to the bill, calling it a rescue plan for taxpayers rather than a bailout plan for wall street.
They say the senate sees the urgency after seeing the global market tank and are confident the bill will pass.
Then again, President Bush said that Monday when the bill failed in the house.
They hope the bill will be the first step to getting our economy back on track and to hold accountable those who brought this on.
"I'm angry. I'm mad that this has come on such a short span as it has. I simply don't understand why the folks who were suppose to do the oversight let it come on us in a hurry like this. We need a thorough investigation of what caused this just to make sure it doesn't happen again," says Senator Saxby Chambliss.
"Certainly what happened on Wall Street with the investment bankers scrutinizing high risk papers and the Moody, Standard and Poor's ratings it an investment grade, that's the root of the problem. There's going to have to be transparency and oversight on Wall Street that's equal to the transparency and oversight that's on banking today," adds Senator Johnny Isakson.
The session will begin Wednesday at 7:30 PM. They expect to vote around 9:00 PM.