Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
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 >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
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 >>
Gov. Deal designates the first week as Prescribed Fire Awareness Week for Georgia. Deal wants this to be recognized annually in recognition of land managers who uphold and protect the state's forest resources.
Prescribed fire is a safe way to apply a natural process, ensure ecosystem health and reduce wildfire risk. Gov. Deal is expected to sign the 2011 proclamation on Monday, February, 7.
Here is the full press release from the Georgia Prescribed Fire Council
ALBANY, GA - Prescribed fire is a safe way to apply a natural process, ensure ecosystem health and reduce wildfire risk. Healthy forests provide clean air and water, and diverse wildlife populations for Georgia's residents and visitors.
Governor Nathan Deal has designated by official proclamation the first week in February to be observed annually as Prescribed Fire Awareness Week for Georgia in recognition of land managers who protect and maintain the state's forest resources.
In 2011, this will be February 6-12. Governor Deal will sign the 2011 proclamation on Monday, February, 7 at 10:00 AM in his office. The Governor will be joined by members of the Georgia Prescribed Fire Council (GAPFC).
The Fire Council works with Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) and other cooperators to encourage the exchange of information, techniques and experience among practitioners of prescribed burning in Georgia.
GAPFC advocates prescribed burning as one of the most environmentally and economically feasible methods for managing the state's valuable forest resources. Professional foresters and other land managers throughout the state use prescribed burning for reforestation, aesthetics, and forest access.
As a land management tool, prescribed fire is essential for managing wildlife species such as bobwhite quail, eastern wild turkey, white-tailed deer, many songbirds, the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker and many other fire-dependent species.
Prescribed burning is the only known forest management method which perpetuates the longleaf/wiregrass ecosystem, Georgia's most diverse flora and fauna ecosystem. For more information about GAPFC visit our website at www.garxfire.com.