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 >>
U. S. Air Force personnel are scouring the South Georgia countryside in an effort to find the ejection seat of one of its aircraft which crashed .
The pilot safely bailed out of the A-10 'Warthog' Monday afternoon over Cook County, Ga.
Moody's Col. Billy D. Thompson says it could take up to 60 days before safety investigation board releases its report on the cause of the crash.
According to a USAF document, the last crash involving a jet attached to Moody AFB occurred in May 2010.
In that case, an A-10 Thunderbolt, also known by its nickname "Warthog", crashed after take off. The pilot safely ejected but the $17 million aircraft was destroyed.
Here is a statement sent out Tuesday by Moody officials--
MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – The Advanced Concept Ejection Seat from the A-10C Thunderbolt II has not been located after a pilot ejected from the aircraft on Sept. 26, 2011 at approximately 2:45 p.m. in a non residential area northeast of Berlin, Georgia in Cook County.
The aircraft ejection seat is expected to be located in the vicinity of the crash site.
The Advanced Concept Ejection Seat is used to safely eject a pilot from an aircraft. The seat's high pressure lines and actuators have potential hazards following ejection due to pressurization of seat components.
If the Advanced Concept Ejection Seat is found, do not approach it, take note of the location, leave the area and keep others away.
Then, contact the 23rd Wing Command Post at (229) 257-3501.
"The safety of the local community and our Airmen is one of my top priorities," said Colonel Billy Thompson, 23rd Wing commander. "We are thankful the community, first responders and pilots remained safe during this incident."
Should you have any questions pertaining to this topic, please feel free to contact Moody Air Force Base Public Affairs Office at 229-257-3007.
Also, visit Moody's official website www.moody.af.mil for more information on Moody and to view current news releases. Information is updated daily on our Facebook page, simply search Moody Air Force Base Official.