Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:45 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:45:09 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports (http://bit.ly/17WfBX4) thatMore >>
About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The unit is made up of soldiers assigned at Fort Benning and medical personnel from throughout the Army.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:49 AM EDT2013-06-19 12:49:18 GMT
By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press BERLIN (AP) - Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs asMore >>
Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50 terror threats.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:44 AM EDT2013-06-19 04:44:24 GMT
Visitors paddling through south Georgia enjoyed a street party in their honor tonight.They gathered in downtown Camilla.Several hundred canoeists and kayakers are taking part in Paddle Georgia 2013. It'sMore >>
Visitors paddling through south Georgia enjoyed a street party in their honor tonight.They gathered in downtown Camilla.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:34 AM EDT2013-06-19 04:34:01 GMT
Some central Albany eyesores are coming down to make way for what leaders hope will be a thriving mixed-income community.The Albany Housing Authority is still working on a plan that could bring up to 30-millionMore >>
Some central Albany eyesores are coming down to make way for what leaders hope will be a thriving mixed-income community.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:05 AM EDT2013-06-19 04:05:52 GMT
Five months after the mysterious murder of a Coffee County woman, people gathered Tuesday night in Douglas to remember her and to launch a community effort to make sure her case isn't forgotten. FriendsMore >>
People gather to bring attention to one of many unsolved murders of women in Coffee County.More >>
August 18, 2003
(Atlanta-AP) -- The effect of last week's blackout may mean a shortage of blood this week in Georgia hospitals. The American Red Cross Southern Region will not be able to rely on other regions to export blood products because any surplus will be sent to cities affected by Thursday's power outage.
Summer is usually a time for shortages because people are on vacation.
Candice Gulden is a spokeswoman for the American Red Cross Blood Services Southern Region. She says blood products now are most needed in the Northeast and Midwest. The areas affected by the outage were unable to collect blood Friday, and they can't use blood collected Thursday until testing is completed -- which requires electricity.
About six hours worth of blood demands was on hand as of Friday for dozens of metro Atlanta hospitals that rely on the Red Cross. The Southern Region issued an emergency appeal for donors.
The greatest need is for "universal" type O blood. Representatives of the city's major hospitals said they had enough blood to get through the weekend and that no elective surgeries or emergency room needs had yet been affected.
For more information, call 1-800-448-3543. Blood donors must be at least 17 years old, in good health, and weigh at least 110 pounds.