Sharing the road with school buses
School days bring congestion: school buses are picking up their passengers and harried parents are trying to drop their kids off before work. It's never more important for drivers to slow down and pay attention than when kids are present – especially before and after school. If you're driving behind a bus, allow a greater following distance than if you were driving behind a car. It will give you more time to stop once the yellow lights start flashing. It is illegal in all 50 states to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children.
- Never pass a bus from behind – or from either direction if you're on an undivided road – if it is stopped to load or unload children
- If the yellow or red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended, traffic must stop
- The area 10 feet around a school bus is the most dangerous for children; stop far enough back to allow them space to safely enter and exit the bus
- Be alert; children often are unpredictable, and they tend to ignore hazards and take risks
For more information on back to school safety tips for drivers, please visit: https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/seasonal-safety/back-to-school/drivers
MCLB Albany Order 5560.9E Chap. 6-18 states "drivers who pass a stopped school bus that is actively engaged in discharging or admitting passengers could face the penalty of possible loss of base driving privileges." For more information, please call the MCPD at (229) 639-5181.
Natural Resources will begin conducting prescribed burns aboard MCLB Albany beginning on Jan. 6. Prescribed burn season typically runs from January until June or July. The initial prescribed burn will be conducted in the forested area east of Sutherland Road between North Perimeter Road, Pistol Range Road, and Quail Call Road on Jan. 6, depending upon weather conditions. Natural Resources burns under weather conditions that minimize the impact of smoke across the installation; however, expect to encounter residual smoke, see smoke plumes, and encounter active burn sites along roadsides intermittently throughout the burn season. Please expect an active burn season as Natural Resources anticipates burning approximately 1,000 acres between now and the end of burn season. For more information, please call Natural Resources by email Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 229-639-9946 if you have any questions or concerns.
Base Theater New Hours of Operation
Beginning Jan. 17, the base theater’s hours of operation will be Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 7 p.m. and occasional Saturday matinees at 1 p.m. For more information, please call 229-639-5166.
All Thursday movie showings will feature $3 Thursdays (adult tickets). Small popcorn and large drink combo is also $3. Child tickets are $1.50. This promotion is open to anyone with base access. For more information, please contact 229-639-5227.
Bowling Center hours
The Bowling Center located inside of Town & Country Restaurant will be open on Saturdays from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. $4 per Game per person or $20 per Lane per hour, Includes shoe rental. This service is open to anyone with base access. For more information, please contact 229-639-5227.