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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 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 >>
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 >>
March 27, 2003
Camilla-- Kids pick up stress from their parents, and a natural disaster can cause a lot of stress. Many kids who were involved in last week's deadly tornado are having nightmares, especially if they had to deal with the 2000 tornado.
American Red Cross Mental Health workers are in town to help. They say kids may have anxiety and fears that they need to talk about. It's important for adults and kids to grieve at their own pace, and the fear will pass with time.
Most importantly, parents need to spend a lot of time with their kids. “Hold your kids, take them in your arms,” said Mental Health Officer Allan Russell. “Look at them and give them your undivided attention for a period of time. Let them know you are connected emotionally with them."
The Red Cross also has free coloring books and stuffed animals for the younger tornado survivors. The book is written in English and Spanish and is designed to teach kids how to cope with natural disasters.
The Red Cross is set up in the Wal-Mart Shopping Center in Camilla. Saturday is tornado clean-up day in Mitchell County, but volunteers need supplies. The Adventist Donation Center in Camilla needs work gloves, rakes, shovels and clean-up equipment.
The American Red Cross has received donations from Lowe's and Procter and Gamble, but could always use more.
On Saturday, the Red Cross will have a tent set up on Goodson Road for volunteers. “We're gonna have snacks and drinks and some of the clean-up supplies from the warehouse. Also mental health people and probably family services there,” said Jim Johnson of the American Red Cross.
You can drop off donations at the Donation Center Warehouse on US 19 in Camilla, next to Wal-Mart. They are still looking for food and supplies, but have plenty of clothes.
To volunteer this Saturday call the Chamber of Commerce in Camilla.