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The Albany Police Depart is engaged in a recruitment campaign to get its officer corps up to full strength. APD is budgeted for 214 officers, and right now is about 20 officers short of that level, andMore >>
The Albany Police Depart is engaged in a recruitment campaign to get its officer corps up to full strength. APD offers the training program for people who do not already have POST certification. Starting salary for a rookie officer is over $33,000 annually.More >>
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An Albany man is trying to get his stolen property returned, after it was taken from his Cumberland Lane home Tuesday, and his camera got a partial look at the culprits. He said that two people brokeMore >>
An Albany man is trying to get his stolen property returned, after it was taken from his Cumberland Lane home Tuesday, and his camera got a partial look at the culprits.More >>
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Information from Flowers Foods- Prior to the Flowers Foods (NYSE: FLO) annual shareholders meeting today, the company's board of directors declared a three-for-two split of the company's stock by meansMore >>
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ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has said the state can't afford to expand its already-strained Medicaid program to include 650,000 more residents, but his administration is studying ways otherMore >>
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has said the state can't afford to expand its already-strained Medicaid program to include 650,000 more residents.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Georgia now has four confirmed cases of the H1-N1 virus, double the number Monday, and another sample is awaiting confirmation by the CDC.
The newest cases are a 3-year-old Cobb County boy and a 36-year-old pregnant Dekalb County woman.
The state lab has received 225 specimens, and 149 of them have tested negative.
Texas officials confirmed the first death of a U. S. resident from swine flu; A woman who lived near the Mexico border.
Southwest Georgia Health officials were busy with paperwork Tuesday morning so they can begin handing out 44 boxes of antiviral medication received from the federal stockpile. They're being distributed to hospitals in 14 southwest Georgia counties.
While H1-N1 cases in other states are starting to decline, Georgia's cases are just beginning to surface.
"We have just started to see cases, so we haven't yet peaked in this first anticipated wave," said District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant.
More south Georgia specimens are headed to the state lab. So far results are pending on nine south Georgia cases. While southwest Georgia hasn't had a case yet, that could soon change.
"I think it's probably inevitable that we will likely see cases as this goes on," she said.
To cut down exposure, students from Eagle's Landing Christian Academy in Henry County have been told they can't compete in state playoffs.
"With most infectious disease there's a period of time that one would incubate an illness before they exhibit the symptoms and during that incubation period especially the day prior to exhibiting symptoms one can be infectious," said Grant.
That's why health officials say, no matter if they sound like a broken record, it's important to stress good hygiene.
"Washing your hands and you're using the sneeze etiquette or cough etiquette, avoid people who are sick, stay home if you are sick," said Dr. Craig Smith.
With 54 cases being processed at the state lab and more on the way, it's likely Georgia's count will continue to climb.
The CDC no longer recommends closing schools if a student gets the flu. They say keeping sick kids at home is enough to prevent the spread of the disease.