Georgiana gets two new cop cars - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Georgiana gets two new cop cars

GEORGIANA, AL – The City of Georgiana is about to take ownership of two new, fully-equipped police cars through a $41,544 federal grant.

The money is coming from a Rural Development Grant through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The city will match 25 percent of the grant. 

"This is great news for the city of Georgiana," said Congressman Bobby Bright (D). "Finding the funding for new police vehicles has been one of the top priorities for the city for quite some time. As a former mayor and strong supporter of our first responders, I know how important vehicles are to a city's police force.  With this funding, the Georgiana Police Department will be able to provide even better services to the city and keep residents safe.  I can think of no better method of rural development than ensuring small towns across the country, like Georgiana, meet their public safety needs. " 

Congressman Bright voted for the Agriculture Appropriations bill in 2009, which provides funding for USDA programs and grants, including the one awarded to Georgiana. 

"We are extremely grateful for this grant," Georgiana Police Chief James Blackmon said. "New police cars have been one of our biggest needs for quite some time, and the grant will help us better protect and serve our citizens.  I would also like to thank Congressman Bobby Bright for his continued support of law enforcement and rural development across Alabama." 

  • NewsMore>>

  • Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal

    Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal

    Thursday, December 14 2017 7:24 AM EST2017-12-14 12:24:47 GMT
    Thursday, December 14 2017 8:16 AM EST2017-12-14 13:16:59 GMT

    Disney is buying a big chunk of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox in $52.4 billion deal, gaining U.S. cable channels and a major film studio and growing overseas as it tries to meet competition from technology...

    More >>

    Disney is buying a big chunk of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox in $52.4 billion deal, gaining U.S. cable channels and a major film studio and growing overseas as it tries to meet competition from technology companies.

    More >>
  • Report: 3 women accuse music mogul Russell Simmons of rape

    Report: 3 women accuse music mogul Russell Simmons of rape

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 7:14 PM EST2017-12-14 00:14:28 GMT
    Thursday, December 14 2017 8:16 AM EST2017-12-14 13:16:23 GMT
    Russell Simmons arrives at Universal Music Group's 2017 Grammy After Party at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for UMG/AP Images)Russell Simmons arrives at Universal Music Group's 2017 Grammy After Party at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for UMG/AP Images)

    Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them.

    More >>

    Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them.

    More >>
  • GOP's not all that sad; party grapples with Alabama fallout

    GOP's not all that sad; party grapples with Alabama fallout

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 3:55 AM EST2017-12-13 08:55:49 GMT
    Thursday, December 14 2017 8:08 AM EST2017-12-14 13:08:24 GMT
    Democrat Doug Jones has won a stunning victory in Alabama's Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump.More >>
    Democrat Doug Jones has won a stunning victory in Alabama's Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump.More >>
Powered by Frankly