Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
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 >>
November 19, 2002
Albany-- Georgia ranks 40th in the nation when it comes to health. And experts say there's a correlation between poor health and Education and economics.
These preemie's are getting some of the best care medicine has to offer--97 % of the babies born prematurely at Phoebe Putney Hospital will go home healthy. With care like this--why would Georgia's health rank 40th out of 50 states?
"We know in Southwest Georgia where we haven't shared the economic boom like the rest of the state we can have as many as one out of two people without any health insurance." Dr. Sandy Handwerk heads the Community Health Institute. Dr. Handwerk says no access to health insurance is just one of many pieces that make up the healthcare puzzle in Georgia, "More than that education is an issue. One of the worst indicators in Georgia placed 49th out of 50 states in the percent of students that graduate from high school."
The study ranked Georgia 49th in high school graduation rate. Up from last place the year before--a result that Dr. Handwerk says is the root of the problem, "If you don't graduate high school you don't get a good job, no insurance, less likely to get care."
Georgia's low ranking indicates there is much to improve upon, but Dr. Handwerk says the state is moving in the right direction, "We have made improvements we are on the right track."
New Hampshire ranked first out of the 50 states, a position the state has held for six of the last 13 years.