Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:14 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:14:04 GMT
A Cordele woman and her father are leading an effort to send clothes and other supplies to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma. Not only are a lot of people already donating items, but people are chippingMore >>
A Cordele woman and her father are leading an effort to send clothes and other supplies to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma.More >>
Two cases of H1N1 have been confirmed on the Valdosta State University campus.
"We're continuing to monitor the situation very closely in consultation with public health authorities," said Dr. Edwin Hiatt, Director and physician for the VSU Student Health Center.
One of the patients is a Governor's Honors student. 700 high schoolers in that program are currently staying on the VSU campus.
The second case is a VSU student.
Both students were tested for H1N1 at the University Health Center. Culture samples were sent to the public health lab in Atlanta where they both came back positive.
The two were never in contact with one another. "They must have contracted it in the community in some way," said Lynne Feldman, Director of South Health District.
The students were treated and now they are recovering at home. Feldman says most people with the virus are not hospitalized.
So far, 174 cases have been confirmed in Georgia and one death.
"This disease is apparently seeking out young people," said Feldman.
Young people don't have any protection to the disease. "Older persons do have some immunity they may have gotten through exposure from previous flu epidemics over time or previous flu vaccinations," continued Feldman.
Health officials do not believe there are any other cases within the Governor's Honors Program. However, they're keeping a close eye on students to make sure they stay healthy.
The college student who tested positive for H1N1 is in good condition. They're expected to return to class on Monday. The rising high school senior is also expected to make a full recovery.