Tag Archives: safety

State Troopers Preparing For Holiday Patrols

Embed from Getty Images ATLANTA—As the holidays are quickly approaching, state troopers across Georgia are preparing for back-to-back holiday weekend patrols. Colonel Mark W. McDonough, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, said troopers will be keeping a close watch for impaired drivers and motorists not obeying Georgia’s traffic laws now through the beginning of the New… Read More »

Cheap gas will boost holiday travel; GSP aims to keep highways safe

The cheapest gas at Thanksgiving since 2008 is one of the factors that will make it the busiest traveled Thanksgiving holiday period since 2007. Meanwhile, Georgia State Patrol troopers and other law enforcement plan to be out working the heavily traveled highways over the holiday period. As Thanksgiving week opened Monday, the average price of a gallon of… Read More »

Recent Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Incident Reports

The following is a selection of incidents reported by rangers with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division: Department of Natural Resources November 1 – November 7, 2015 Region V- Albany (Southwest) STEWART COUNTY On November 7th, Cpl. Steve Robinson encountered a father and his 16 year old son hunting. The pair were deer hunting without… Read More »

GBI warns parents of sleeping with infants in the bed

View image | gettyimages.com Decatur, Georgia – Public awareness of sleep-related infant deaths in the state of Georgia is critical in preventing these deaths.  The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) in collaboration with the Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) hope to raise awareness about the dangers of co-sleeping.  Prevention… Read More »

Don’t be fooled by fake IRS agent scam — tips on how to avoid

The IRS continues to warn consumers to guard against scam phone calls from thieves intent on stealing their money or their identity. Criminals pose as the IRS to trick victims out of their money or personal information. Here are several tips to help you avoid being a victim of these scams: Scammers make unsolicited calls.  Thieves call taxpayers… Read More »

Bainbridge State College to hold active shooter drill on Oct. 9

Authorities say a 26-year-old gunman killed nine people Thursday at Umpqua (UHMP’-kwah) Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, about 180 miles south of Portland. Umpqua Community College has about 3,000 students. It may be timely then that local law enforcement officials will conduct training to respond to any similar situations, if they were to happen locally. Bainbridge State College… Read More »

Drivers urged to be on lookout for deer crossing roadways this fall

New map breaks down county-by-county when drivers should be more vigilant Athens, Ga. — Fall is prime breeding season for deer across Georgia. It’s also when drivers are more likely to hit deer that run into the road, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. UGA researchers have completed a county-by-county analysis of when motorists… Read More »

Dispose of prescription drugs safely with National Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday

Event will take place from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, September 26th On Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm local time, communities will team up with law enforcement to host the tenth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be held on September 26th in every state except… Read More »

Hunters’ education classes coming soon in N. Florida, SW GA

This page lists hunter’s education events scheduled in the Georgia counties of Early and Grady, and the Florida counties of Leon and Gadsden. To learn more about hunting education and hunting regulations in Georgia, visit georgiawildlife.com And for all your hunting, fishing and outdoor needs, be sure to stop by the newly expanded South Georgia Outdoors, 260 4th… Read More »

New traffic light at Bainbridge High School in flash mode; fully operational by July 29

BAINBRIDGE – The Georgia Department of Transportation announces the new traffic signal at the intersection of US 84/State Route 38 at Bearcat Boulevard (Bainbridge High school) entered flash mode yesterday around noon. If the test mode goes well, the signal should be fully operational at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 29. The Department urges motorists and pedestrians alike to… Read More »

Avoid copier service telephone scam

We’ve been made aware of a scammer calling local businesses offering to sell them copier toner, and we wanted to make you aware so you can avoid becoming a victim. The caller calls from a blocked/private number, and says something along the lines of, “Hi, I’m Scott Kelly with your copier service company.” The scammer then casually asks for the… Read More »

July 4th Fireworks Safety Tips

These safety tips brought to you by Holuday Fireworks, the best place to get fireworks, with 12 locations including Columbia, AL! Open July 4th from 9 a.m. until the last customer is served! Check out Holiday Fireworks on Facebook for more information! Use fireworks outdoors only. Obey local laws. If fireworks are not legal where you live, do… Read More »

Nationwide food recalls: Smokehouse smoked salmon and Ainsworth pet food

Nationwide recall of Santa Barbara Smokehouse Cold Smoked Salmon due to potential health risk Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain packaged smoked salmon products, sold in Georgia, for potential health risk to consumers. Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) inspectors will be checking retail stores and warehouses to make sure the… Read More »

YMCA offering swim lessons this summer

Submitted News Release There is a list of basic life skills all parents instinctively know they must teach their children to keep them safe and healthy. It includes habits like looking both ways before you cross the street, washing your hands with soap and water and eating the right amount of fruits and vegetables every day. For too… Read More »

Georgia senators want truck safety upgrades after deadly crash

Georgia’s U.S. senators are citing a recent highway crash that killed five nursing students as they push the federal Department of Transportation to mandate new safety requirements for heavy trucks. Republican Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue sent a letter Thursday to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx asking the agency to finalize a rule requiring heavy tractor-trailers to use… Read More »