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Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
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Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
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Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
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Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Some Valdosta teenagers are dedicating their summer vacations to helping out a local hospital.
South Georgia Medical Center will have 35 youth volunteers lending a hand this summer. The teens will work closely with twenty hospital departments, helping to discharge patients, take inventories, and interact with patients on the floor.
The program was designed for students interested in the field of health care, and also for those looking to give back to their community.
"The hospital is really important to our community because we need it to help people when they get sick or when they need surgery--those types of things," says 9th grader Hunter Pope. "When you're working at a hospital, you're helping those people and bettering your community."
"I have a weak spot for helping people," adds Attallah Flucas, a rising 11th grader. "I like to put a smile on people's faces."
All volunteers are between 14 and 17 years old. The teens are dedicating a significant amount of time to the hospital, working six hour shifts each day they volunteer.