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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 Pembroke, GA, is for your family.

At Liberty Heating & Airworx AC, 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 & Airworx AC, 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 Pembroke, 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 Pembroke, we are here for you every step of the way, 24-hours a day.

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Why Choose Liberty Heating & Airworx AC?

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.

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Here are just a few reasons why our customers choose Liberty Heating & Airworx AC over other HVAC companies in South Georgia:

Authorized Carrier and Goodman Dealer:

Authorized Carrier and Goodman Dealer:

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.

Insured, Bonded, and Licensed:

Insured, Bonded, and Licensed:

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.

Fair Pricing

Fair Pricing

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 & Airworx AC, you’ll never have to worry about us charging you outrageous prices.

Flexible Financing

Flexible Financing

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 Pembroke, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Year-Round Discounts

Year-Round Discounts

With Ft. Stewart just a few minutes away, Pembroke 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.

Free Estimates

Free Estimates

From new unit installations to air conditioning repair, it would be our pleasure to provide you with a free estimate on our services.

Emergency Service

Emergency Service

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 Pembroke, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Flexible Financing

Flexible Financing:

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.

Air Conditioning Repair in Pembroke, GA

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 & Airworx AC 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 Pembroke and the surrounding area:

  • Electrical repair
  • Compressor Repair
  • Refrigerant Leaks
  • Refrigerant Recharges
  • Replace Blower Motor

Common Signs That
You Need AC Repair in
Pembroke, GA

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 & Airworx AC, 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.

Loud-Unusual-Noises
Loud, Unusual Noises

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.

Strong-Odors
Strong Odors

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.

Refrigerant or Water Leaks
Refrigerant or Water Leaks

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.

Heater Repair in
Pembroke, GA

South Georgia isn’t known for its freezing temperatures, but one thing is for sure – wintertime in Pembroke 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 & Airworx AC 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:

  • No Heat
  • Thermostat Malfunction
  • Heat Pump Replacement
  • Ignition and Pilot Problems
  • Noisy Heater
  • Emergency Services
  • Much More!

Common Signs That You Need Furnace Repair in Pembroke, GA

Common Signs That You Need Furnace Repair in Pembroke, GA

Today’s heating systems are complex. At Liberty Heating & Airworx AC, 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:

Expensive Heating Bill

You’re probably used to a more expensive electricity bill when winter hits Pembroke. 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.

Uneven Heating
Uneven-Heating

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.

Unhealthy Air Quality
Unhealthy Air Quality

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 & Airworx AC.

New AC Installation
in Pembroke, GA

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.

Curious when it might be time for a new A/C system?

Keep an eye out for these warning signs:

Dusty Furniture

Dusty Furniture

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.

High Humidity

High Humidity

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.

Frequent Repairs

Frequent Repairs

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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Bryan County wrestling program quickly making progress in just its second season

For Bryan County NowPEMBROKE — To say the Bryan County wrestling program has taken a quantum leap forward would be putting it mildly.In only their second year of competing, the Redskins find themselves in the field of 32 in the GHSA Class A Team Dual State Sectionals Tournament on Saturday at Trion High School. Trion is located in Chattooga County in northwest Georgia.Bryan County finished third last weekend in the Area tournament behind Screven County and Dublin to earn the right to move on. At Trio...

For Bryan County Now

PEMBROKE — To say the Bryan County wrestling program has taken a quantum leap forward would be putting it mildly.

In only their second year of competing, the Redskins find themselves in the field of 32 in the GHSA Class A Team Dual State Sectionals Tournament on Saturday at Trion High School. Trion is located in Chattooga County in northwest Georgia.

Bryan County finished third last weekend in the Area tournament behind Screven County and Dublin to earn the right to move on. At Trion, the top eight teams will advance to the state championship finals on Jan. 22 at Commerce High School.

The Redskins will face No. 2 seed Marion County in their first match with the winner advancing to take on the winner of No. 1 Trion and No. 4 Bowden County.

“We’ve had a phenomenal season,” Bryan County coach Zach Ledbetter said. “We had only four returnees from last year and we currently have 23 boys wrestling. Most of them are freshmen (11) and six of them start.”

Unlike Richmond Hill High School — the Wildcats are also in the field of 32 in Class 6A as a No. 3 seed — which has one of the top wrestling programs in the state, the sport is relatively foreign to north Bryan County.

Ledbetter, who did not wrestle beyond middle school, was hired as the wrestling coach in the summer of 2020 to get the program started and he obviously has it going in the right direction.

“We finished the season last year with eight boys and four of them came back,” Ledbetter said. “John Wanzer, Jet Lewis, Tarrell Singleton and Raul Parrish returned and they’ve done more than wrestle for us.

“All four of them have worked on recruiting their friends to wrestle and helped out in a lot of ways that you don’t see on the surface.”

The Redskins took their lumps last year as no one had ever wrestled other than Wanzer, now a senior, who had wrestled at South Effingham High School before transferring to Bryan County shortly before his junior year.

“We won our first duals match ever on Dec. 9,” Ledbetter said. “We had two team wins that night and later we had three team wins at home.”

In team duals this season, the Redskins are 8-12 and, Ledbetter said, came within two pins of finishing second in the area tournament.

Singleton, a junior wrestling at 220 pounds, is Bryan County’s top performer with a 19-8 record.

“He’s had a phenomenal season,” Ledbetter said. “He’s a really good athlete — he’s a starter in football and was first-team defense on the all-region team — and he was the area champion last year.

“Right before the end of the season last year, everything clicked for him,” Ledbetter said. “This year he has taken on the captain’s role. He has a tremendous work ethic and never takes a minute off. He sets a great example in the room.”

Lewis, a sophomore, has a 9-8 record which Ledbetter said is no indicator of his ability.

“Jet weighs 215 pounds and should be wrestling at 220 except we have Tarrell there,” Ledbetter said. “He wrestles up at 285 which means he’s giving up 50 or pounds per match. He’s an outstanding wrestler.”

Wanzer, a co-captain with Singleton, is a leader in the room and has helped with the younger wrestlers, Ledbetter said. He is 8-8 and Parrish has seven wins. Both have been plagued by injuries: Parrish has a hyperextended knee and Wanzer has been dealing with back issues.

“One of our key guys is Colton Gunter at 126 pounds,” Ledbetter said. “He’s come into his own with five wins in our last eight matches. He’s a junior and this is his first-year wrestling.

“We’re ecstatic about where we’re at. The kids are buying in. For a second-year program, we’re growing and learning.”

Ledbetter was able to hold a week-long camp last summer for grades 3-8 with 28 campers getting introduced to the sport.

“We’ve got eight of our campers on the varsity team,” Ledbetter said. “The middle school now has a team. If we can keep them all in the program, we’re going to be fine.”

U.S. U-15 Youth Women’s National Team camp kicks off in California

CHICAGO – New U.S. Under-15 Women’s Youth National Team head coach Katie Schoepfer will lead her first training camp when she brings 36 players to the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. from Jan. 16-23. Schoepfer was appointed as the U.S. U-15 WYNT head coach in November.U-15 USWNT ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB; HOMETOWN)...

CHICAGO – New U.S. Under-15 Women’s Youth National Team head coach Katie Schoepfer will lead her first training camp when she brings 36 players to the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. from Jan. 16-23. Schoepfer was appointed as the U.S. U-15 WYNT head coach in November.

U-15 USWNT ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB; HOMETOWN) – JANUARY TRAINING CAMP

GOALKEEPERS (4): Gabrielle Baker (PDA; Hillsborough, N.J.), Morgan Farnham (LAFC SoCal Youth; Studio City, Calif.), Olivia Geller (Solar SC; Southlake, Texas), Molly Vapensky (Chicago FC United; Evanston, Ill.)

DEFENDERS (8): Trinity Armstrong (Solar SC; Dallas Texas), Mya Brandon (Michigan Hawks, Canton, Mich.), Leilani Cortez-Ramirez (FC Bay Area Surf; San Jose, Calif.), Maddie Costello (SUSA; Stony Brook, N.Y.), Jordyn Hardeman (Solar SC; Frisco, Texas), Daya King (Legends FC; Moreno Valley, Calif.), Sadie Leal-Schuman (Lamorinda SC; Orinda, Calif.), Kai Price (Concorde Fire; Atlanta, Ga.)

MIDFIELDERS (14): Kimmi Ascanio (Florida United; Doral, Fla.), Sofia Atehortua (New York Soccer Club; Fairfield, Conn.), Addison DeJoseph (United Futbol Academy; Roswell, Ga.), Kennedy Fuller (Solar SC; Southlake, Texas), Hannah Harms (Virginia Union; Vienna, Va.), Hannah Jordan (Solar SC; Southlake, Texas), Chelsea Leal (STA; New York, N.Y.), Zoe Matthews (Solar SC, Southlake, Texas), Ainsley McCammon (Solar, SC; Aubrey, Texas), Y-Lan Nguyen (VDA; Fairfax, Va.), Chloe Sadler (La Roca FC; Hyde Park, Utah), Adrielle Salvador (LAFC SoCal Youth; Newhall, Calif.), Paige Thompson (Mountain View Los Altos; Walnut Creek, Calif.), Lily Yohannes (Ajax; Springfield, Va.)

FORWARDS (8): Alexa DeJoseph (United Futbol Academy; Roswell, Ga.), Julianna Harris (Florida United; Pembroke Pines, Fla.), Ava Harrison (San Diego Soccer Club; San Diego, Calif.), Carrie Helfrich (Virginia Union; Mclean, Va.), Tessa Knapp (Internationals Soccer Club; Bay Village, Ohio), Shiana Samarasinghe (Mountain View Los Altos; San Jose, Calif.), Katie Scott (Internationals Soccer Club; Erie, Penn.), Mya Townes (TSJ FC Virginia; Stone Ridge, Va.)

The event will be held in accordance with U.S. Soccer’s comprehensive Return to Play protocols. U.S. Soccer is requiring all staff and players be fully vaccinated in order to attend YNT training camps. As a leader in the sport, the health and safety of all participants is the top priority for the Federation.

Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2007, are age-eligible this year for the U-15 WYNT and this summer’s Concacaf Girls’ Under-15 Championship. The roster is made up of 34 players born in 2007 and two born in 2008 – midfielder Kimmi Ascanio and forward Shiana Samarasinghe.

Twenty-three clubs are represented with seven players coming from the Dallas area’s Solar Soccer Club. Midfielder Lily Yohannes currently plays in the Netherlands for the academy of famed Dutch club Ajax. Players on this roster hail from 13 states, with the most (10) coming from California.

Former LSU athlete Lolo Jones left off USA Bobsled Team for Beijing Olympics

USA Bobsled/Skeleton announced today the 12 athletes nominated to represent Team USA in the bobsled events at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China. The U.S. will field two sleds in all four bobsled disciplines.“The selection committee met to thoroughly deliberate who should be nominated to this team, and it wasn’t an easy decision,” said Aron McGuire, USA Bobsled/Skeleton Chief Executive Officer. “We are fortunate to have a deep talent pool, but that makes it really difficult to decide who gets selec...

USA Bobsled/Skeleton announced today the 12 athletes nominated to represent Team USA in the bobsled events at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China. The U.S. will field two sleds in all four bobsled disciplines.

“The selection committee met to thoroughly deliberate who should be nominated to this team, and it wasn’t an easy decision,” said Aron McGuire, USA Bobsled/Skeleton Chief Executive Officer. “We are fortunate to have a deep talent pool, but that makes it really difficult to decide who gets selected. We are proud of this team, and we’re looking forward to watching them represent the United States in Beijing.”

Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) and Kaillie Humphries (Carlsbad, Calif.) will lead the U.S. bobsled team’s medal hopes in Beijing as pilots for the two women’s sleds. The push athletes named to compete with Meyers Taylor and Humphries are, in alphabetic order, Sylvia Hoffman (Arlington, Texas) and Kaysha Love (Herriman, Utah). The pairings will be decided in the coming weeks.

Hoffman was first recruited for the national bobsled team in 2018 on “The Next Olympic Hopeful.” She attended Louisiana State University Shreveport, and Hoffman has a wealth of experience in various sports such as basketball and weightlifting. Love was discovered through the USA Bobsled/Skeleton virtual combine on GMTM.com in 2020. She was a standout track and field athlete at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas before transitioning to bobsled.

Among the pushers who didn’t make the women’s team—former LSU track star Lolo Jones.

The Summer and Winter Olympic veteran who won a world title with Humphries last season was hoping for one final chance at a medal, but was left off the team after only racing once this season.

Jones, 39, competed in the 2008 and 2012 Summer games and the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Aja Evans (Chicago, Ill.) was selected as the alternate for the women’s team. Evans claimed the 2014 Olympic bronze medal with pilot Jamie Greubel Poser. She raced with Greubel Poser again at the 2018 Olympics, where the duo finished fifth. Evans took time away from the sport after 2018, and returned this season to make a bid for her third Olympic team.

The U.S. women have medaled in every Olympic Winter Games since women’s bobsled debuted in 2002 at the Salt Lake City Games. Meyers Taylor claimed three of the six medals earned by U.S. women since 2002; bronze as a push athlete in 2010, and silver as a driver in 2014 and 2018. Humphries is also a three-time Olympic medalist, earning gold in 2010 and 2014, and bronze in 2018 as a Canadian. Humphries received her American citizenship in December, and will be battling alongside Meyers Taylor for gold. It won’t be just one gold medal that the Americans will be vying for, but two with the addition of women’s monobob to the 2022 Olympic program. Meyers Taylor and Humpries are favorites in both disciplines. Humphries is the reigning women’s monobob and two-woman bobsled world champion, and Meyers Taylor was just awarded the 2021-2022 women’s monobob and two-woman bobsled World Cup titles.

Hunter Church (Cadyville, N.Y.) and Frank Del Duca (Bethel, Maine) earned their spots at the helm of the two men’s bobsleds. The pool of men’s push athletes nominated to compete are, in alphabetical order: Hakeem Abdul Saboor (Powhatan, Va.), Kris Horn (Pembroke, Mass.), Jimmy Reed (Garmisch, Germany), Carlo Valdes (Newport Beach, Calif.), Charlie Volker (Fair Haven, N.J.) and Josh Williamson (Lake Mary, Fla.).

Abdul Saboor and Valdes have the most experience of the American men, having both competed at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The other six men will be making their Olympic debuts in Beijing.

Church is a third generation bobsledder and took his first trip in a bobsled when he was 7-years-old. His nearly lifelong dream of becoming an Olympian is finally here. Del Duca started the sport as a national team push athlete, and made the transition to the front of the sled when he did not make the 2018 Olympic team. Del Duca was promoted to the World Cup tour for the final two races after medaling in all 16 North American Cup races this season. Del Duca and Abdul Saboor are Soldier-athletes, and are members of the Army World Class Athlete Program.

Horn began competing the season after the 2018 Olympics. He was an All-American in the pentathlon, decathlon, and distance medley relay at the University of Massachusetts. Reed served as an alternate at the 2018 Olympics, and has dedicated the last four years to making it on the Olympic roster. Volker is the newest member of the team. He’s a first-team All-Ivy League running back from Princeton that was hoping for a chance at catching on with an NFL team for a training camp. But because of COVID-19, the training camp was canceled. Volker took the USA Bobsled/Skeleton virtual combine on GMTM.com instead, and just one year later he punched his ticket to Beijing. Williamson was an NCAA Division I lacrosse player at Mercer University, and found his way to bobsled as the Season 1 winner of the “The Next Olympic Hopeful” in 2017.

Nic Taylor (Hayward, Calif.) was selected as the alternate for the men’s team. Taylor was the replacement athlete for the team at the 2018 Olympics.

The Olympic bobsled events will be held in a four heat format over two days. Women’s monobob will be contested first from February 13-14. Two-man bobsled will take place from February 14-15, two-woman from February 18-19, and four-man from February 19-20 to close out the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

ATA Names 22 Professional Drivers as Newest America's Road Team Captains

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations announced 22 professional truck drivers who will be 2022-2023 America's Road Team Captains. The drivers will serve as trucking industry ambassadors, traveling the country to spread the message of safe driving, while teaching about the trucking industry and its opportunities."This industry, like our country, is diverse, hard working and patriotic, and this new class of America's Road Team Captains reflects all of that," said ATA Presid...

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations announced 22 professional truck drivers who will be 2022-2023 America's Road Team Captains. The drivers will serve as trucking industry ambassadors, traveling the country to spread the message of safe driving, while teaching about the trucking industry and its opportunities.

"This industry, like our country, is diverse, hard working and patriotic, and this new class of America's Road Team Captains reflects all of that," said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. "I'm proud that they will be representing the industry and ATA as our newest and best ambassadors – educating the country about trucking's essential role in keeping America moving safely and efficiently."

America's Road Team, a group of professional truck drivers with superior safety records, was created in 1986 to represent the trucking industry and is sponsored by Volvo Trucks. Captains, with support from their companies, dedicate a few days each month to attend industry events, speak at schools, or meet policymakers on behalf of the trucking industry. The new Captains will tour the country in ATA's Interstate One Image Truck, an American flag emblazoned with a brand new 2021 Volvo VNL 760, featuring a state-of-the-art truck driving simulator and mobile classroom.

"Volvo Trucks is honored for the 20th consecutive year to continue our sponsorship of America's Road Team with a new Volvo VNL 760 and take part in this week's selection of the 2022-2023 Captains," said Volvo Trucks North America President Peter Voorhoeve. "America's Road Team is one of the most visible groups of professional truck drivers in the country, and we believe that their hard work to promote the profession and safety pays dividends for our industry. We thank the Captains for their strong engagement and being passionate ambassadors of this great profession. We congratulate the new class of America's Road Team Captains and wish them the best of success as they carry out their mission over the next two years."

This year's class includes drivers from 13 companies, 17 states and drivers with more than 564 years of experience and 45,774,455 miles of accident-free driving.

The drivers were judged on their ability to express their knowledge of the industry, their skills in effective communication about safety and transportation, and their overall safe-driving record. The panel of judges included trucking executives and trade press.

"These Captains have dedicated their lives to spreading the message of safe driving. They are leaders in their communities, role models in their companies, and are dedicated to and passionate about the industry," said Elisabeth Barna, ATA executive vice president of industry affairs. "This new class represents everything we strive to promote about our industry and its professionals, especially as we face a driver shortage and challenges with the supply chain."

After receiving their signature navy blue America's Road Team blazers, the Captains will immediately begin their work.

The new America's Road Team Captains are:

Bob Bramwell, ABF Freight System, Centerview, Missouri

Michael Buck, Yellow, Moore, Oklahoma

Teddy Butler, ABF Freight System, Hampton, Georgia

Kevin Byrnes, United Parcel Service, Sparta, New Jersey

Jesus Davila, Werner Enterprises, San Antonio, Texas

Ken Duncan, Walmart Transportation, Gorham, Maine

James Ellis, Grammer Logistics, Erwin, North Carolina

Lalo Fernandez, FedEx Freight, Battle Ground, Oregon

Richard Frazer, Yellow, Rockford, Illinois

Charlie Fuller, FedEx Freight, Pembroke Pines, Florida

Ritch Fundell, FedEx Freight, Tonica, Illinois

Salvador Gonzalez, TForce Freight, Ocala, Florida

Darrien Henderson, J&M Tank Lines Inc., Mobile, Alabama

Gina Jones, Werner Enterprises, Peoria, Arizona

Dean Key, Ruan Transportation Management Systems, Primghar, Iowa

Glen Allen Kirk, Old Dominion Freight Line, Franklin, Indiana

Jeff Rose, Yellow, Creston, Ohio

Ron Round, Pottle's Transportation LLC, Enfield, Maine

David Schroeder, FedEx Freight, Bellaire, Ohio

Eric Stein, Werner Enterprises Inc., Canajoharie, New York

PJ Singh, Penske Logistics, Stockton, California

Derrick Thorpe, TForce Freight, Rahway, New Jersey

To learn more about the America's Road Team and view the team's biographies, visit the official America's Road Team webpage. Follow the America's Road Team's journey on Facebook and Twitter. Press should contact Elisabeth Barna at ebarna@trucking.org for more information.

The America's Road Team, sponsored by Volvo Trucks, is a national public outreach program led by a small group of professional truck drivers who share superior driving skills, remarkable safety records and a strong desire to spread the word about safety on the highway. Follow America's Road Team on Facebook or Twitter.

American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation's freight. Follow ATA on Twitter, Facebook, or at Trucking Moves America Forward.

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Pharmacist to pay $275,000 to settle claims related to the alleged unlawful dispensation of controlled substances

SAVANNAH, GA: The former owner of a Bryan County pharmacy has agreed to settle claims that he and his pharmacy unlawfully dispensed controlled substances despite the presence of red flags indicating that the prescriptions, written by a convicted pill-mill doctor, were not issued for legitimate medical reasons.Willie C. “Billy” Conley, Jr., 68, of Pembroke, Ga., the former owner of a Bryan County pharmacy and its former pharmacist-in-charge, will pay $275,000 to resolve allegations by the United States and the...

SAVANNAH, GA: The former owner of a Bryan County pharmacy has agreed to settle claims that he and his pharmacy unlawfully dispensed controlled substances despite the presence of red flags indicating that the prescriptions, written by a convicted pill-mill doctor, were not issued for legitimate medical reasons.

Willie C. “Billy” Conley, Jr., 68, of Pembroke, Ga., the former owner of a Bryan County pharmacy and its former pharmacist-in-charge, will pay $275,000 to resolve allegations by the United States and the State of Georgia, said David H. Estes, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. The civil settlement is the largest paid by an individual pharmacist for the alleged unlawful dispensation of controlled substances that has been obtained to date by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Georgia.

“Pharmacists that ignore their obligation to scrutinize suspicious controlled substances prescriptions despite the presence of red flags can expect to be held to account,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Estes. “Pill-mill doctors cannot thrive without pharmacists willing to fill their unlawful prescriptions. We will use every tool at our disposal to battle the opioid epidemic at each level of the supply chain.”

The allegations against Conley relate to prescriptions written by Dr. Frank Bynes Jr., who in February 2020 was convicted and sentenced to 240 months’ imprisonment on numerous counts of health care fraud and unlawfully dispensing controlled substances. The settlement resolves allegations that Conley and his pharmacy violated their corresponding responsibility to fill only legitimate prescriptions and that they submitted false claims to Medicare and Medicaid for a highly dangerous combination of controlled substances, called the “holy trinity,” consisting of overlapping opioid, benzodiazepine, and carisoprodol frequently prescribed by Dr. Bynes.

The claims resolved by the settlement are allegations only, and there has been no determination of liability.

“Filling medically unnecessary controlled substance prescriptions harms Georgia citizens and the Georgia Medicaid program and is wrong,” said Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr. “We will continue to work diligently to hold accountable those that harm our state and will use all available resources, including the Georgia False Medicaid Claims Act, to remedy this harm and safeguard our communities.”

The case was investigated by the Savannah Resident Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. The State of Georgia was represented by Assistant Attorney General Sara Vann. The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Bradford C. Patrick and Patrick J. Schwedler.

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