Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - If the annoying itchy pollen seems to be bugging sinuses a little more this year, there's a perfectly legitimate reason for that.
A Sinus specialist says the abnormally cold Winter has caused pollen levels to increase drastically, leaving a thick layer on cars, and sinuses begging for mercy.
Normally trees begin to bud in December and January but the weather was too cold. That's why hard wood trees - some including pines, oaks, and maples - are budding at the same time.
The current pollen count for trees is 4,700. A normal level this time of year is in the low hundreds. That's nearly 25 times higher than last year.
"We've had a tremendous increase in the amount of pollen over the last few weeks and as a result of that we've had an increase in the number of patients complaining of these problems," said PA Nancy McKemie with Allergy & Asthma Clinic of Albany. "We've noticed a large amount of pollen this year than in the past few years."
Pecan trees are expected to start pollinating soon. McKemie expects the yellow-green build-up to continue over the next few weeks. She also recommends an over-the-counter antihistamine or nasal steroid.