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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Two groups of young people in Dougherty and lee counties are suffering from flu like symptoms likely a result of H1N1.
20 Kids at a day camp in Albany and ten from Lee County who went on a youth trip have the flu symptoms.
One of the children was actually hospitalized but was released.
The public health district is watching both clusters closely. In response they have partially reactivated their H1N1 Emergency Operations Center.
Public health found out this week that the groups had fallen ill.
Two children in Lee County and two children in Dougherty County have confirmed cases of Influenza A.
Public health is working closely with the organizations; parents and healthcare provide guidance and control treatment.
Public health says the parents of all the children were notified and everyone with symptoms should be home recovering.
"The significant thing is we're sending those letters so those parents will know if they don't know already, then we're investigating based on those two situations to determine who was in contact with those individuals and who may be ill," said Brenda Greene, Public Health Deputy Director.
Public health district wants everyone to continue to take precautions such as washing your hands and covering your mouth when sneezing or coughing.
On Wednesday, a government panel recommended certain groups be given priority when a Swine Flu vaccine becomes available this fall.
Pregnant women, health care workers, children six months and older and people with high risk medical conditions will be among the first to get the shots.