Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Caring for children with serious disabilities isn't easy. Parents often have a hard time finding qualified people to help take care of their kids.
A day care center in Albany is helping. It's designed especially for children with serious medical needs. WALB News Ten's Tayleigh Davis found out just how much the center means to one parent.
It was music to her ears when Jennifer Wright knew she had a special place to bring her four-year-old daughter Phoenix who has cerebral palsy and brain damage.
"It's difficult but well worth it and I wouldn't trade her for anything," said Wright.
Pediatria Health Care serves children with medical challenges from infants up to age five. Certified nurses treat children with developmental delays. Some have feeding disorders, respiratory or cardiac issues.
"It's a comfort to know we're here and it helps them (parents) be able to do things they need to do," said Clinical Coordinator Moara Rodieck.
The day care which is government funded provides transportation for all 14 children enrolled. The nurses treat children based on speech, occupational, and physical therapy. It's also important they learn social skills.
"That's the big thing," Rodieck noted. "As they get older they need to be able to interact with other children."
" My hope is they will be able to live somewhat of a normal life when they leave here," said Clinical Director Belinda Gilbert.
That way nurses can help Phoenix make her transition into the public school system. Pediatria Health Care has six offices in Georgia.