Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:57 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:57:23 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Hospitals continue to push for an increased tax on tobacco rather than a proposed hospital bed tax.
At a news conference at Phoebe Putney Friday, doctors talked about a recent poll in which the majority of Georgians said they support the tax.
They also pointed to the health problems that tobacco causes.
"We have a major budget crisis. We all understand that and it is going to dramatically impact the care that is provided in this state if the current proposals go forth," said Phoebe Putney Hospital COO Joe Austin. "If we can tax the very thing that is creating healthcare conditions in this state that is the path to go down."
The governor has proposed 1.6% tax on hospitals to make up for revenue shortfalls. Hospitals want the tobacco excise tax raised by one dollar instead.
They say that would generate more than $300 million in new revenue for Georgia.