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) - Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and Georgia sits in the heart of the nation's Stroke belt.
Every year, 795,000 Americans suffer strokes. Tuesday, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital gave nurses and visitors a glimpse into the challenges those patients face.
Nurses put weights on their legs, tied down their dominant arm making it unusable, and stuffed marshmallows in their mouths to affect their speech. Then they tried to perform everyday tasks. It gave many a new perspective on strokes while reminding them of the warning signs.
"It was very hard to try to do just basic daily stuff like getting dressed, opening pill bottles," said Kimberly Bartlett, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital RN
"Fast, Face, Arms, Speech, T meaning time, we want to get them, call 911 and get them to the EC as fast as possible," said Lisa Jenkins, RN/BSN Nurse Educator.
Nurses say a stroke is often preventable if you watch your blood pressure, cut back on heavy alcohol use, control your Cholesterol, and don't smoke.