Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
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 >>
March 17, 2003
Craig Smith's computer has been flooded with email lately. As director of Albany's Center for Infectious Diseases he subscribes to several worldwide alerts, all of them buzzing about a mysterious southeast asian illness.
"Syndrome resembles flu but all flu tests been negative to date," Dr. Craig Smith said.
So far Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome has killed nine people. And of the hundreds infected some are thought to have travelled through Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport.
Still memos sent out by District Health Departments are geared towards those who have travelled to Southeast Asia lately, or are considering it, one patient at Albany's travel medicine clinic today was asking about an upcoming business trip to Singapore.
"If I can't tell for sure what risk you are going in to, common sense is you shouldn't go," Smith said.
Young, healthy travellers would likely survive even a deadly pneumonia strain. In the next few weeks researchers should know more about what they are dealing with. Until then, there are many things for the CDC to consider.
"The question now is, is it a true new disease, an old disease that's become more contagius, or are the cases not related?"
One thing that seems clear given the virus's pattern of development, it's not a case of bioterrorism.
The Symptoms of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome include fever and other respiratory distress. Only people who have travelled to Asia within a week of showing symptoms are likely victims at this time.