Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
June 18, 2003
Moultrie- Blanca Ibarra wants to make sure her smile is healthy.
"About a year ago they put a filling on my tooth, and I came over here to have them check it," Ibarra said through a translator at the clinic.
That's why she traveled all the way from Texas to visit family, who are migrant farmers here, and take advantage of the Farm Worker Family Health Project.
"We see they give good health service and we take advantage of it," she said.
The clinic is a partnership between Emory University and the Ellenton Clinic in Colquitt County that provides healthcare for farmers.
"Workers migrating up the farm streams with the crops generally don't have healthcare in every place that they migrate to," said Judith Wold, a professor at Georgia State and visiting scholar at Emory University.
Nursing, dental hygiene, physical therapy and psychology students spend two weeks treating about 500 migrant farmers at night and 500 school children during the day.
"We go out to where they are so when they get off the fields at 8 o'clock, 9 o'clock at night, they can come see us," said Amie Lockhart, a registered nurse in Albany and a master's student at Emory.
Students set up camp around five thirty and spend the rest of the night treating mostly foot fungus and oral hygiene problems. They see patients until there's no one left to treat.
"It's a wonderful experience," Lockhart said. I mean, you get great assessment experience, you get to see and meet a lot of different people. It's basically a different culture."
As for Blanca, she brushes twice a day, so her teeth were fine. When she travels home to Texas, she'll go with a healthy smile.