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 >>
November 7, 2003
Valdosta - Nurses are a vital part of our health care system, but we're seeing a nationwide shortage of these professionals.
Charles Gloster has one more semester of nursing school. "I always wanted to do something in the health care field," said Gloster. Unlike most college students, the thought of graduation and finding a job doesn't worry him. "I feel real good about it, I'm almost positive I can find a job pretty easily," said Gloster.
Nurses are in high demand throughout the state. Friday, recruiters visited Valdosta State University to help lure student nurses to their hospitals. It's part of the college's annual Nursing Scholarship Day. "We're telling them about our patient nurse ratio, the kinds of technology our hospitals have, and trying to get them to join our team," said Chrystal Odum, Nursing Recruiter.
Odum is an R.N. at South Georgia Medical Center. She says SGMC is in need of nurses, but because of the colleges in and around Valdosta, we're not feeling as much of a crunch. "We've got Valdosta State, Thomas Technical College, ABAC, and several vocational programs surrounding this area that are a big help to SGMC," said Odum.
Not only is the nursing shortage making the job search much easier for these students, its increasing their hourly salaries. "It's up to about 15 or 18 dollars now," said Odum.
And that's good news for students like Charles, who have big plans for a future in nursing.