Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:31 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:31:17 GMT
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:10 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:10:40 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:16 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:16:37 GMT
Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her. She is charged with cruelty to aMore >>
Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:45 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:45:09 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports (http://bit.ly/17WfBX4) thatMore >>
About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The unit is made up of soldiers assigned at Fort Benning and medical personnel from throughout the Army.More >>
The first H1N1 Swine flu death has been reported in Georgia. A 43-year old Cobb County woman has died from the illness. Health officials say the woman had underlying health conditions when she became infected with the H1N1 virus.
"I am saddened to report the first death of a Georgia citizen associated with the novel H1N1 virus," said DCH Commissioner and Acting Public Health Director Dr. Rhonda Medows. "Although most of the individuals who have contracted the novel H1N1 virus so far, have had mild to moderate symptoms, this viral illness has claimed 170 lives in other states throughout the country."
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary reports that 37,000 deaths are caused each year due to "regular" or "seasonal flu."
The majority of individuals infected with the novel virus experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover from their illness without complications. Symptoms of the virus are similar to seasonal influenza and include fever, cough, sore throat, headache, body aches, extreme fatigue, and possible nausea and vomiting, especially in children. As of July 8, 2009, Georgia had confirmed 143 cases of novel H1N1.
To date, this illness has been seen most commonly in children and young adults with outbreaks in schools, child care centers and residential camps. Complications from infection with this virus are most common in children and adults with underlying medical conditions and pregnant women.
This flu season, we are preparing to address both seasonal flu and novel H1N1, and we urge all to practice the ABC's of flu prevention:
Act to protect yourself through hand washing and other prevention measures to reduce transmission of the virus
Be considerate and remain home if you do become ill. Take care of yourselves and your children at home and follow the advice of your health care professional, and avoid exposing others
Connect with your trusted source of health information whether it be the CDC, your local health department or DCH. Follow the health updates as we approach the flu season and be aware of evolving plans regarding both H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccines availability, and share what you learn with friends and family.
Information and updates about the novel H1N1 virus are available on: