As a homeowner, you know that your HVAC unit is one of the most important components in your house. It keeps you cool during hot summer days and warm on chilly winter nights. When it's working properly, it's easy to forget its important role in your everyday life. But when it malfunctions, you quickly remember how crucial heating and AC repair in Dock Junctio, GA, is for your family.
At Liberty Heating & Air, our mission is to ensure your cooling and heating systems remain effective throughout the year at the lowest prices available. Unlike some of our competitors, we prefer to put our customers first before anything else. We believe in doing right by the folks who choose our business. Cutting corners to save a few bucks? Annoying sales pitches to try and sell you new parts or equipment? That's just not the way we do business.
When you choose Liberty Heating & Air, you can rest easy knowing you won't have to pay outlandish fees for our services. As a licensed, bonded heating and air conditioning company, we know how important trust is when it comes to the nature of our business. We go above and beyond other HVAC companies and treat your home like it was our own. That way, you have peace of mind knowing you and your family are in capable, responsible hands.
We take pride in providing our customers with the highest quality service. Our highly trained technicians have experience handling all aspects of HVAC repair, from routine maintenance problems to advanced A/C unit installation projects in Dock Junctio, GA.
Through hard work, honesty, and integrity, we have built a loyal customer base that continues to grow each month. It would be our honor to call you our customer too. Whether you need a routine maintenance check or emergency heater repair in Dock Junctio, we are here for you every step of the way, 24-hours a day.
We get it - there are a lot of A/C companies out there to sift through. You want to be sure you choose the best company for your needs and budget.
Here are just a few reasons why our customers choose Liberty Heating & Air over other HVAC companies in South Georgia:
We're authorized to service and sell two of the most respected brands in the heating and A/C industry. No matter what size home you own, our technicians are fully equipped to handle any HVAC issue with your Goodman, Carrier, or other air conditioning units.
We go the extra mile to ensure that our customers feel safe and protected when they hire our team. We treat your home like it was our own, from the moment we step foot on your property to the time we pull out of your driveway.
We understand that money doesn't just grow on trees. You work hard to make an honest living and need reasonable pricing on A/C repair and other HVAC services. At Liberty Heating & Air, you'll never have to worry about us charging you outrageous prices.
Has your heater gone out in the middle of a freezing January night? A/C unit quit working in the middle of summer? Despite some common red flags that you can keep an eye out for, you can never really plan for an HVAC malfunction. That's why we offer emergency HVAC services in Dock Junctio, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
With Ft. Stewart just a few minutes away, Dock Junctio has one of Georgia's largest active military populations. It is our honor to offer current and retired military members and their families discounted prices on their next service appointment. We also offer up to 10% off for Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Members. It's our small way of giving back to those who have sacrificed so much for our liberty.
From new unit installations to air conditioning repair, it would be our pleasure to provide you with a free estimate on our services.
Has your heater gone out in the middle of a freezing January night? A/C unit quit working in the middle of summer? Despite some common red flags that you can keep an eye out for, you can never really plan for an HVAC malfunction. That's why we offer emergency HVAC services in Dock Junctio, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
When your A/C unit or heater breaks suddenly, it can be hard to squeeze repairs into your budget. To make sure all of our customers are comfortable in their homes, we offer financing options to make your life easier.
Here in southern Georgia, our summers can be extremely hot and humid. Trying to live in a home without A/C a South Georgia summer isn't just a bad idea; it can be downright deadly. Fortunately, Liberty Heating & Air is here to help with all of your A/C needs. There's no A/C issue that our highly trained HVAC technicians haven't seen before, and no job too small or large for us to tackle. Whether your A/C system needs a basic issue resolved, or you need a new AC unit installed at your house, our team will be at your door in no time.
We have the experience and training to service all major air conditioning systems, from ductless systems to central air setups. We're authorized to service Goodman to Carrier brands, but the truth is it doesn't matter what A/C unit brand you have - our team can fix it all. If your unit is beyond repair, we can walk you through the process of installing a new A/C system and suggest appropriate units that will work well for your home.
Here are just a few of the most common A/C repair services we offer in Dock Junctio and the surrounding area:
Once springtime rolls around, it's very important that you keep your eyes and ears open for any potential warning signs that your A/C unit needs to be repaired. The last thing you need is to be caught off guard when June, July, and August are in full swing. Knowledge is power, and at Liberty Heating & Air, committed to keeping our customers in the loop about potential A/C repair warning signs. That way, you can take preventative steps rather than reactive ones.
Don't be alarmed if your A/C unit makes low-level noises throughout the day and night - these sounds are completely normal. However, if you hear loud, unusually abrupt noises coming from your unit, it may be time to have it repaired. Buzzing or rattling noises can mean a part is loose, while grinding or whistling can signal a more serious problem. Because these types of issues won't work themselves out on their own, a professional is needed to diagnose and correct the problem.
If you notice strange, smelly odors permeating throughout your home, your first instinct may be to grab the air freshener. However, unpleasant odors can be a sign that your A/C unit needs attention. Our A/C repair techs will let you know what's going on and how a potential issue can be remediated with a quick diagnostic test.
Your A/C unit needs refrigerant to keep your home cool and comfortable when it's hot outside. It's common for condensation to accumulate as your system cools your home. With that said, if you notice pooling water or an active leak coming from your A/C system, it's time to call an A/C repair tech ASAP. Leaks can cause extensive damage to your home, and the problem needs to be addressed quickly.
South Georgia isn't known for its freezing temperatures, but one thing is for sure - wintertime in Dock Junctio can get very cold. When the temps begin to drop, your home's furnace works properly. Modern homes have come a long way since the days of wood and coal. Your home's heater is complicated, and when one component fails, the entire system can be affected. In situations like these, it's important not to panic. Instead, give Liberty Heating & Air a call. Our trustworthy team of heating repair experts have the knowledge and training to repair your furnace fast, so you can get back to enjoying your home.
Here are just a few of the most common issues that we can help repair:
Today's heating systems are complex. At Liberty Heating & Air, our heating repair technicians receive ongoing training in all aspects of heating technology. That way, their skills stay sharp, and their techniques remain up to date. However, you don't need to be an expert to spot common signs that your heater may need to be repaired.
As colder months approach in Georgia, try to be aware of the following red flags:
You're probably used to a more expensive electricity bill when winter hits Dock Junctio. However, if you notice a huge price jump over last year's bill, it could be a sign that something is wrong with your heating system. Utility companies are known for raising prices gradually, but a dramatic leap is a cause for concern.
Does your heater seem to work perfectly in some areas of your house but not others? Are some rooms too hot while others are drafty and cold? If so, your heater may need repairing. This is a common issue in older homes and requires an expert to inspect your heater and ducts for airflow problems.
If the air in your house is hazy no matter how much you dust, your heater may be the problem. A furnace that circulates mildew, dust, and other harmful particles isn't working correctly. This issue is particularly bad for people with asthma or respiratory illnesses. If you haven't changed your home's air filter recently, be sure to do so. If the problem persists, it's time to call Liberty Heating & Air.
You and your family depend on your home's A/C system to keep you cool and comfortable during the hottest months of the year. Unfortunately, breakdowns happen at the worst possible times - like in the middle of July when temperatures are over 90 degrees. If you have had to repair your A/C system more and more often, investing in a new cooling system will save you time and money in the long run.
As an Authorized Carrier and Goodman dealer - two of the most recognized and respected brands in our industry - we have the highest quality units available. We handle every aspect of your new A/C installation from start to finish. That way, you can focus on living your life rather than worrying about the next time your A/C goes out.
Keep an eye out for these warning signs:
If you have kept your unit well-maintained and changed your air filter regularly, you shouldn't experience this problem. If you do, and your system is old, it can be more cost-effective to replace it and have your duct system analyzed to fix the root cause of your dust issue.
If it feels unusually sticky in your home, like you just spent a few hours outside in the summertime, there's a good chance that something is seriously wrong with your air conditioning. Your air conditioner's job is to pull moisture out of the air to keep your feeling cool inside. When that process fails, it can increase your risk of mold and mildew growth - and that's just the start.
When your repair bills end up costing more than a down payment on a new A/C system, it might make more financial sense to invest in a more modern unit. Compare how much it costs to have our maintenance technicians perform regular service vs. the cost of a new air conditioning installation. The results may surprise you.
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When you live in what Forbes magazine recently named one of the best travel destinations in the world, there's no reason to spend your time packing a suitcase or your money on expensive plane flights and hotel rooms.Instead, spend your spring break checking out new Chattanooga businesses that you haven't had time to visit yet, or take the opportunity to experience area attractions ...
When you live in what Forbes magazine recently named one of the best travel destinations in the world, there's no reason to spend your time packing a suitcase or your money on expensive plane flights and hotel rooms.
Instead, spend your spring break checking out new Chattanooga businesses that you haven't had time to visit yet, or take the opportunity to experience area attractions in new ways or partake in local traditions such as the Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg.
Here is our guide to re-experiencing the Scenic City.
New family-friendly businesses
Jump on the e-bike trend at Chattanooga Electric Bike Co., which offers e-bike rentals and several tours in the Chattanooga area that include the Tennessee Riverwalk to the Georgia border, the Riverwalk to the Chickamauga Dam, and the Riverwalk and South Chickamauga Greenway. Rentals are $25-$32 per hour or $75-$85 per day.
1404 McCallie Ave. | 423.309.7440 | chattebikes.com
Urban Air is an indoor trampoline and adventure park featuring a suspended ropes course, boxing, climbing walls, go-karts, a ninja course, dodge ball and other activities for kids and pre-teens. The park also offers parent-friendly amenities such as TVs and beer to enjoy while the kiddos play. Cost ranges from $16.99 for basic trampolines to $38.99 for access to all activities, including ropes course and unlimited go-kart rides. Tickets are half-price for parents and $11.99 kids age 5 and younger.
2020 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 182 | 423.680.7044 | urbanair.com/tennessee-chattanooga
Staff photo by Olivia Ross / Karen Taber rides a Zen bike outside Chattanooga Electric Bike Co.
Experience familiar places in new ways
Explore the city's public art by electric scooter or e-bike on Adventure Sports Innovation's ChattaScooter Art Tour, which focuses on hidden and hard-to-find art displays. The 90-minute tour includes more than a dozen stops on the North Shore, Southside and city center, including murals on Martin Luther King Boulevard and Frazier Avenue and sculptures on the Riverfront. Cost is $64.46 per person.
191 River St. | 423.591.5654 | adventure-sports-innovation.business.site
Chattanooga Tourism Co.'s Spring Break Safari scavenger hunts bring new elements of interest to the city's top attractions -- Chattanooga Zoo, Creative Discovery Museum, Hunter Museum of American Art, Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center, Rock City, Ruby Falls, Tennessee Aquarium and Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum -- and make learning about history and culture feel like game. Hunts are organized by themes based on kids' interests, such as "Artisinal Adventurer," "Junior Naturalist" or "Hero." All hunt activities are located outside the attractions, so there's no need to pay admission fees. For maps and activities see visitchattanooga.com/spring/spring-break.
You can now experience full high tea at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum with the attraction's new Homefront Tea Room experience, featuring a 75-minute tea seating in Grand Junction Depot complete with sweet and savory menu items such as mini sandwiches, scones and macaroons, followed by a 65-minute train ride on Missionary Ridge. Cost is $55 per person.
4119 Cromwell Road | 423-894-8028 | tvrail.com
Families who haven't been to the Creative Discovery Museum in the last year will find plenty of new activities and exhibits to explore. Children age 5 and younger and their caregivers can pretend-play and explore life on the farm through a variety of sensory experiences in the newly renovated and expanded Little FarmHouse exhibit that opened in February. The temporary Doc McStuffins exhibit, the first museum exhibit based on the Peabody Award-winning Disney Junior series, runs through May 7. TreeHouse Adventure will open mid-March on the museum's rooftop, where kids can venture to new heights in the multi-pod treehouse and enjoy the view. The museum is celebrating National Robotics Week with activities on Saturday, April 8, from noon to 4 p.m., when special guests will bring robotics interactives to inspire learners in robotics and STEM-related fields.
321 Chestnut St. | 423.756.2738 | cdmfun.org
See what the Tennessee Aquarium's animal keepers do behind the scenes with one of the aquarium's Deeper Dives tours. The guided Feeding Frenzy tour, offered Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:30-2 p.m., allows guests to feed animals in the Secret Reef exhibit, including sharks, rays, reef fishes and a green sea turtle. Limited to six guests age 8 and older, the tours cost $30 for members and $75 for nonmembers, including the cost of aquarium admission, and must be booked online beforehand. The aquarium also recently opened its new Ridges to Rivers gallery, which focuses on the "underwater rainforest" of the Southeast. During spring break, younger visitors will receive a Ridges to Rivers activity book.
1 Broad St. | 800.262.0695 | tnaqua.org
See Ruby Falls in a new light by taking the attraction's popular Lantern Tour, held after-hours. The tour is lit by hand-held lanterns and features smaller groups, more content, a slower pace and more time at the falls than a typical tour. Available for guests 5 and older on select Fridays for $39.95 per person. Or, spend a night at Treetop Hideaways at Ruby Falls, a new luxury treehouse lodging experience overlooking Chattanooga, which starts booking this month. Cost is $625 per night during peak season.
1720 S. Scenic Highway | 423.821.2544 | rubyfalls.com
(READ MORE: Via lantern tours, even lifelong Chattanoogans can see Ruby Falls in a new light)
Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center offers a variety of programs and experiences that let you get to know the property better as well as the animals who call it home. From March 3 through April 29, learn about the nature center's animal ambassadors and what you can do to preserve their species through the native animals program at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays or get up close and personal with the center's birds of prey on Saturdays at 9 a.m. Director of Avian Conservation Taylor Berry leads a Vulture Adventure program Saturdays at 11 a.m. with vulture ambassador Vlad, who accompanies participants on a half-mile walk around the nature center's ponds. Reflection Riding members can sign up for a private camping experience on the property with Outshine Adventures March 3-4, 10-11 or 17-18.
400 Garden Road | 423.821.1160 | reflectionriding.org
Deals, discounts and freebies
Chattanooga Public Library has passes to several local attractions that can be checked out with a library card for free. Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis for Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga Zoo and Creative Discovery Museum at all library locations, and for Audubon Acres and Reflection Riding at the downtown location.
The Hunter also offers free admission for all children and teens younger than 18, discounted rates for EBT cardholders and free admission with a library card once a month during the museum's Sunday Studios.
Creative Discovery Museum offers free family nights the second Thursday of every month from 5:30-8 p.m. A limited number of guests are admitted, with required online registration opening the first day of the month at cdmfun.org/event/free-family-night.
The city of Chattanooga's Chris Ramsey Center indoor pool, 1010 North Moore Road, and South Chattanooga indoor pool, 1151 W. 40th St., now offer free open and lap swimming to city residents. The city also allows residents free use of its 26 hard courts at Champions Club Tennis Complex, 3400 Lupton Drive.
Fun restaurants for families
Ooltewah Whistle Stop is a vintage-inspired restaurant known for its larger-than-life milkshakes, such as the Great Balls of Fire frozen hot chocolate milkshake made with chocolate and vanilla hot cocoa mix, oodles of dehydrated mini marshmallows, chocolate drizzle and multiple s'mores piled on top. Watch the trains pass as you eat and enjoy the arcade games or a round of corn hole. Make reservations online to avoid a wait.
5503 Main St., Collegedale | 423.280.1500 | ooltewahwhistlestop.com
Kids will be amazed by the selection of massive cakes displayed at City Cafe Diner downtown, which also offers just about every dish imaginable in its novel-length menu. Even the pickiest of eaters will find something they like among the more than 400 options, and it's open 24/7.
901 Carter St. | 423.634.9191 | thecitycafemenu.com
3rd Deck Burger Bar is a fun family outing located on the dock of the Southern Belle. Enjoy cookout-style burgers with a great view of the river and play a game of ping pong or giant Jenga after. Combine it with a trip to other kid-friendly spots nearby like the Tennessee Aquarium, High Point Climbing and Fitness or the (free!) playground on Ross's Landing.
201 Riverfront Parkway | 423.648.9108 | chattanoogariverboat.com
Spring festival guide
March 11-12: Chattanooga River Market opens at Tennessee Aquarium plaza
March 11-12 and 18-19: Shamrock City at Rock City
March 17-April 16: Rock the Riverfront with interactive art installation Los Trompos
March 18: National Black Market with music and food trucks at First Horizon Pavilion
March 19: Cleveland Bradley County Public Library centennial event: tours with guides in historic costumes; must register (also April 20, May 20, June 25, July 20, Sept. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 16)
March 25: Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones Native Plant Sale & Expo at First Horizon Pavilion
April 1: SipTN Wine Festival at First Horizon Pavilion
April 1: Archaeology Day at Chief Vann House Historical Site in Chatsworth, Georgia
April 1-2: Magnolia Market Days at Bradley Square Mall, Cleveland
April 2: McCoy Egg Roll at McCoy Farm and Gardens, Walden
April 8: The Great Adult Egg Hunt & Hoppy Hour at Sculpture Fields at Montague Park by The Chattery
April 13-16: Flame Festival featuring fire performers at Cherokee Farms in LaFayette, Georgia
April 14-16: Master Your Garden show at Camp Jordan
April 15-16 and 22-23: Earth Dayz at Rock City
April 20: CauldronFest 2023: A Magickal Weekend at Hogwarts at Fall Creek Falls State Park
April 21-22: Ramp Tramp Festival in Polk County
April 22: Kid Quest family fun expo at Camp Jordan
April 22: Sweet Tea & Sunshine Family Festival at Greenway Park, Cleveland
April 22-23: 4 Bridges Arts Festival at First Horizon Pavilion
April 29-30: Chattanooga Market's opening weekend at First Horizon Pavilion
April 29-30: National Cornbread Festival, South Pittsburg
April 29-30: United Cherokee 24th American Indian Powwow in Guntersville, Alabama
May 6-7: Chattanooga Bacon Festival at Camp Jordan
May 9-13: Tennessee Strawberry Festival in Dayton
May 11-21: Scenic City Fair at Camp Jordan
May 13: Walk Run Pedal Jamz Festival at Coolidge Park
May 13-14 and 20-21: Southern Blooms Festival at Rock City
May 19-21: Battle of Resaca reenactment
May 20: Jfest, with Crowder, Cain, Mac Powell and several others, at Tennessee Riverpark
May 20: Down Home Days in Chickamauga, Georgia
May 26-29: Jurassic Quest, a dinosaur adventure, at Chattanooga Convention Center
Major League Fishing (MLF) announced today the roster for the 2023 Tackle Warehouse Invitationals, six three-day tournaments that feature a field of 150 pros competing for a top prize of $115,000 and an invitation to compete at REDCREST V in 2024. All six Invitationals are full, with a waiting list, as veteran and aspiring pros vie for a share of more than $3.9 million in cash awards.Pros will compete over three days in a five-fish, weigh-in format. All 150 pros will compete the first two days, with the Top 50 advancing to the third a...
Major League Fishing (MLF) announced today the roster for the 2023 Tackle Warehouse Invitationals, six three-day tournaments that feature a field of 150 pros competing for a top prize of $115,000 and an invitation to compete at REDCREST V in 2024. All six Invitationals are full, with a waiting list, as veteran and aspiring pros vie for a share of more than $3.9 million in cash awards.
Pros will compete over three days in a five-fish, weigh-in format. All 150 pros will compete the first two days, with the Top 50 advancing to the third and final day. The winner of each Invitational will be determined by heaviest three-day cumulative weight.
The winner of each of the six Invitationals in 2023 will also receive an invitation to compete in REDCREST V in March 2024. The season-long Invitational Angler of the Year (AOY) will also earn a berth into REDCREST V, for a total of seven REDCREST V qualification opportunities. In addition, the Top 8 pros based on Angler of the Year (AOY) rank at the end of the 2023 season will qualify for the 2024 Bass Pro Tour and the top 75 pros based on AOY rank will requalify for the 2024 Invitationals.
Here's a look at the roster:
> Shannon Abbott, Louisville, Tenn. > Charles Abshire, Lake Charles, La. > Chad Allison, Carl Junction, Mo. > Sean Anderson, Leesville, S.C. > Ryan Armstrong, Robinson, Ill. > Casey Ashley, Donalds, S.C. > Tai Au, Glendale, Ariz. > Bobby Bakewell, Orlando, Fla. > Clayton Batts, Butler, Ga. > Mickey Beck, Lebanon, Tenn. > Matt Becker, Finleyville, Pa. > Andrew Behnke, Fond Du Lac, Wis. > Drew Boggs, Lebanon, Tenn. > Terry Bolton, Benton, Ky. > Cole Breeden, Lebanon, Tenn. > Grae Buck, Green Lane, Pa. > Josh Butler, Hayden, Ala. > Eddie Carper, Valliant, Okla. > Keith Carson, DeBary, Fla. > Rick Chenoweth, Fredericksburg, Va. > Jordan Collom, Canyon Lake, Calif. > Ramie Colson, Jr., Cadiz, Ky. > Mark Condron, Murfreesboro, Tenn. > Justin Cooper, Zwolle, La. > Kyle Cortiana, Broken Arrow, Okla. > John Cox, DeBary, Fla. > Kollin Crawford, Broken Bow, Okla. > Lance Crawford, Broken Bow, Okla. > Austin Culbertson, Moberly, Mo. > Connor Cunningham, Springfield, Mo. > Alex Davis, Albertville, Ala. > Flint Davis, Leesburg, Ga. > Randy Despino, Colfax, La. > Tommy Dickerson, Orange, Texas > Jonathan Dietz, Corry, Pa. > Phillip Dutra, Guntersville, Ala. > Dakota Ebare, Brookeland, Texas > Paul Elias, Laurel, Miss. > Hunter Eubanks, Inman, S.C. > Charlie Evans, Berea, Ky. > Ron Farrow, Rock Hill, S.C. > Blake Felix, Warsaw, Mo. > Mark Fisher, Wauconda, Ill. > William Fletcher, Dallas, Texas > Wyatt Frankens, Corrigan, Texas > Robby Frashier, Carrollton, Ga. > Jacopo Gallelli, Florence, Italy > Nolan Gaskin, Broussard, La. > Paul Gettys, Due West, S.C. > Drew Gill, Mount Carmel, Ill. > Kyle Glasgow, Guin, Ala. > Joe Grafeman, Camdenton, Mo. > Jason Grape, Attalla, Ala. > Cody Greaney, Ledbetter, Texas > Matt Greenblatt, Port St. Lucie, Fla. > Christian Greico, Tampa, Fla. > Shaw Grigsby, Gainesville, Fla. > Chris Groh, Spring Grove, Ill. > Blake Hall, Rogersville, Ala. > Kyle Hall, Granbury, Texas > Michael Harlin, Sunrise Beach, Mo. > Travis Harriman, Huntsville, Ark. > Cole Harris, Raleigh, N.C. > Nick Hatfield, Greeneville, Tenn. > Cole Hewett, Orange Park, Fla. > Jordan Hirt, Glenwood, Iowa > Brett Hite, Phoenix, Ariz. > Miles Howe, San Juan Capistrano, Calif. > Laker Howell, Guntersville, Ala. > Randy Howell, Guntersville, Ala. > Derik Hudson, Concord, Va. > Brad Jelinek, Lincoln, Mo. > Frank Kitchens, III, Oxford, Ga. > Cal Lane, Guntersville, Ala. > Chris Lane, Guntersville, Ala. > Brian Latimer, Belton, S.C. > Nick Lebrun, Bossier City, La. > Robby Lefere, Jackson, Mich. > Jared Lintner, Covington, Ga. > Andrew Loberg, Rocklin, Calif. > Steve Lopez, Oconomowoc, Wis. > Richard Lowitzki, Hampshire, Ill. > Terry Luedtke, Burton, Texas > Rod Mackinnon III, Middletown, N.Y. > Cameron Mattison, Benton, La. > Mike McClelland, Blue Eye, Mo. > Tristan McCormick, Burns, Tenn. > Jared McMillan, Clewiston, Fla. > Elijah Meyers, Fort Wayne, Ind. > Colby Miller, Elmer, La. > John-Dalton Miller, Albertville, Ala. > Hunter Mills, Mayfield, Ky. > Jesse Millsaps, Jasper, Ga. > Kyle Minke, Lindstrom, Minn. > Tom Monsoor, La Crosse, Wis. > Jim Moynagh, Shakopee, Minn. > Chad Mrazek, Montgomery, Texas > Robert Nakatomi, Sacramento, Calif. > Michael Neal, Dayton, Tenn. > Ron Nelson, Berrien Springs, Mich. > Andy Newcomb, Camdenton, Mo. > Andrew Nordbye, Guntersville, Ala. > Terry Olinger, Louisa, Va. > Lane Olson, Tualatin, Ore. > Val Osinski, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. > Kyle Palmer, Winchester, Tenn. > Eric Panzironi, Longwood, Fla. > Cody Parker, Ball Ground, Ga. > Jaden Parrish, Liberty, Texas > Bruce Parsons, Arbela, Mo. > Bryan Partak, Marseilles, Ill. > Cody Petit, Arundel, Maine > Cody Pike, Powhatan, Va. > Pete Ponds, Madison, Miss. > Tom Redington, Royse City, Texas > Matt Reed, Madisonville, Texas > Jimmy Reese, Witter Springs, Calif. > Brock Reinkemeyer, Warsaw, Mo. > Jeff Reynolds, Calera, Okla. > Ricky Robinson, Greenback, Tenn. > Marshall Robinson, Landrum, S.C. > Kevin Rogers, Pleasant Hill, Mo. > Fred Roumbanis, Russellville, Ark. > Rusty Salewske, Alpine, Calif. > Colby Schrumpf, Highland, Ill. > Kyle Schutta, Forest Lake, Minn. > Braxton Setzer, Wetumpka, Ala. > Danny Shanz, Summerton, S.C. > Mike Smola, Gravette, Ark. > Jeremy Southerly, Fulks Run, Va. > Cody Spetz, Menifee, Calif. > Matthew Stefan, Junction City, Wis. > Tyler Stewart, Dubach, La. > Spike Stoker, Cisco, Texas > Troy Stokes, Trenton, Mich. > J. Todd Tucker, Moultrie, Ga. > Jason Vance, Battle Ground, Ind. > Martin Villa, Charlottesville, Va. > Scotty Villines, Ponca, Ark. > John Voyles, Petersburg, Ind. > David Walker, Huntingdon, Tenn. > Todd Walters, Kernersville, N.C. > Joshua Weaver, Macon, Ga. > Kyle Weisenburger, Columbus Grove, Ohio > Jacob Wheeler, Birchwood, Tenn. > Joe Wieberg, Freeburg, Mo. > Matt Wieteha, Miami, Fla. > Scott Wiley, Bay Minette, Ala. > Jack Williams, Kingsport, Tenn. > Thomas Wooten, Huddleston, Va.
2023 Invitationals Schedule
Feb. 8-10 -- Lake Okeechobee -- Clewiston, Fla.
Feb. 28-March 2 -- Clarks Hill Lake -- Appling, Ga.
April 14-16 -- Eufaula Lake -- Eufaula, Okla.
May 4-6 -- Lake of the Ozarks -- Osage Beach, Mo.
June 17-19 -- Potomac River -- Marbury, Md.
July 25-27 -- Mississippi River -- La Crosse, Wis.
SAVANNAH, Ga. —Update 2 p.m.: The tornado watches in our area have expired.Update 1:24 p.m.: The Pierce County tornado warning has expired.Update 1:06 p.m.: A tornado warning has been issued for Pierce County until 1:30 p.m. Watch live video above.Update 11:51 a.m.: The Jasper County tornado warning has been canceled.Update 11:40 a.m.: A tornado warning has been issued in Jasper County until noon....
SAVANNAH, Ga. —
Update 2 p.m.: The tornado watches in our area have expired.
Update 1:24 p.m.: The Pierce County tornado warning has expired.
Update 1:06 p.m.: A tornado warning has been issued for Pierce County until 1:30 p.m. Watch live video above.
Update 11:51 a.m.: The Jasper County tornado warning has been canceled.
Update 11:40 a.m.: A tornado warning has been issued in Jasper County until noon.
Update 10 a.m.: Check out the latest forecast in the video above.
Update 9:05 a.m.: The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the following counties until 2 p.m.:
Heavy rain likely after 1 pm
Savannah, Ga. (WJCL)- Impact Weather Day… A cold front will approach the area today. The morning will be dry, but showers and thunderstorms are likely after 12 pm. The line of thunderstorms will near areas west of I-95 from 12 pm-3 pm and I-95 to the beach from 3 pm – 5 pm.
Isolated severe storms possible
The impacts will be heavy rain and gusty winds. There is a chance for isolated severe thunderstorms with the main threat gusty winds over 40 mph and isolated tornado possible. Highs are going to be warm for January with most areas in the upper-70s.
Dry weather Thursday - weekend
A cold front moves off the coast on Thursday morning. There will be lots of sunshine on Thursday afternoon with a little cooler afternoon temperature with westerly winds.
Lots of sunshine this weekend
There will be lots of sunshine in the forecast Friday through the weekend. It will be cooler by the end of the week with highs in the mid-60s.
Dry for most of next week
Today: Mostly Cloudy with PM Showers and Storms. High: 78.
Tonight: Mostly Cloudy. Low: 56.
Thursday: Morning Clouds Then Mostly Sunny. High: 74.
Friday-Saturday: Mainly Sunny and Cooler. High: 64-66.
Sunday: Mostly Sunny. High: 70.
Monday: More Clouds than Sun. High: 70
Sun and Tides:
Sunrise: 7:25 am Sunset: 5:32 pm
Low: 12:40 pm (0.5’) High: 6:27 pm (6.0’)
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Primary ContentCredit: Stephen B. Morton/Georgia Port Authority via APThe Port of Savannah plans a $410 million overhaul of one of its sprawling terminals to make room for loading and unloading larger ships while focusing its business almost exclusively on cargo shipped in containers.The Georgia Ports Authority's governing board approved the project Monday under a plan to expand Savannah's capacity for cargo containers by more than 50% by 2025."We're taking the Georgia ports from a Southeast gateway to a gl...
Credit: Stephen B. Morton/Georgia Port Authority via AP
The Port of Savannah plans a $410 million overhaul of one of its sprawling terminals to make room for loading and unloading larger ships while focusing its business almost exclusively on cargo shipped in containers.
The Georgia Ports Authority's governing board approved the project Monday under a plan to expand Savannah's capacity for cargo containers by more than 50% by 2025.
"We're taking the Georgia ports from a Southeast gateway to a global gateway," said Griff Lynch, executive director of the authority, which has seen over a decade of explosive growth at the state-owned seaports in Savannah and Brunswick.
It means major changes for Savannah's 200-acre (81-hectare) Ocean Terminal, which currently handles most of Georgia's breakbulk cargo such as lumber, paper and steel. Those operations will move during the next year to the Port of Brunswick about 70 miles (110 kilometers) south of Savannah.
Ocean Terminal will be converted to handling cargo in containers — large metal boxes used to move goods from consumer electronics to frozen chicken by ship, train or truck. The terminal's berths will be upgraded with room to service two large ships simultaneously using eight new ship-to-shore cranes, at an additional cost of $163 million.
The changes come as U.S. seaports including Savannah, the nation's fourth-busiest container port, have spent more than a year scrambling to keep up with a surge in imports that left ships piled up offshore waiting to dock. Mass traffic jams off the West Coast caused shippers to divert cargo to Savannah and other ports along the East and Gulf Coasts.
That resulted in Savannah handing a record 5.8 million container units of imports and exports across its docks in the 2022 fiscal year that ended June 30. That volume was just shy of Savannah's current capacity of 6 million container units.
The influx of cargo has begun to subside amid inflation and a shift to increased consumer spending on travel and services as opposed to retail goods. Still, Savannah's port saw its two busiest months ever in August and October. And it still had 19 ships waiting offshore Monday morning. Lynch said he expects continued growth, just at a slower pace, as the backlog subsides.
The port authority's plan to add capacity for an additional 3 million container units by 2025 would give Savannah more breathing room when the next cargo crush arrives. As Ocean Terminal undergoes its transformation, a newly expanded cargo berth will open next summer at Savannah's main container terminal.
"This is going to get us back to more of a normal schedule as far as capacity, where we try to stay at about 80% so we've go room for growth," said Joel Wooten, the port authority's board chairman. "It's going to help the state of Georgia and the whole Southeast."
Lynch said private terminal operators will still move some breakbulk cargo through the Savannah port, which will also continue to handle military equipment shipped overseas and back as needed by Army units at neighboring Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.
The expanded Ocean Terminal berths will be built in phases, with the first opening in 2025 and the second in 2026, Lynch said. He said converting an existing terminal to handle large container ships will be more efficient than building a brand new one, which would take up to five years.
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Cusseta is Georgia's most affordable place to live. A data company crunched numbers to find pockets of affordability in the state.Deb Belt, Patch StaffGEORGIA — When the American Dream costs a mountain of debt and 60-hour work-weeks, it can start to seem more like a nightmare. Fortunately, there are still parts of Georgia that qualify as affordable, according to a new study of the ...
Deb Belt, Patch Staff
GEORGIA — When the American Dream costs a mountain of debt and 60-hour work-weeks, it can start to seem more like a nightmare. Fortunately, there are still parts of Georgia that qualify as affordable, according to a new study of the Most Affordable Places to Live in Georgia.
The consumer financial data company SmartAsset concluded that Cusseta-Chattahoochee County is the most affordable place to own a home in all of Georgia. The company crunched the numbers on taxes, homeowners’ insurance, and home costs relative to the local median income to come up with the ten most affordable places to buy a home in the Peach State.
However, the pandemic changed the way Americans think about where to live, and the nation saw a mass migration of remote workers looking for space to spread out during the pandemic without busting the budget.
According to a Bankrate/YouGov poll, more than 10 percent of Americans moved during the pandemic — mostly to smaller and less dense cities. Roughly a quarter of those who moved said they made their decision because of the pandemic.
Though the Atlanta metro has a reputation for climbing cost of living, including housing, there are still pockets of the state where a person can own a home without spending more than a quarter of their income on housing.
Still, SmartAsset managed to find ten smaller cities where the American Dream meets affordability. These are places where homeownership costs were lowest relative to the median income in each location.
Cusseta-Chattahoochee County came in as the state’s most affordable place to live thanks to a low average annual mortgage payment of just over $3,000. With a median income of $47,000, the average resident could easily afford to buy a home.
Not surprisingly, the further you get from the Atlanta area, the more affordable housing becomes.
In Georgia, the average homeowner pays $1,237 a year in property taxes, the average annual mortgage payment is $5,315, the average median income is $58,700.
According to SmartAsset, the top 10 most affordable cities in Georgia are:
The full report, including the methodology, key findings and additional infographics, can be found here.