A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
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The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
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A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
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Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
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Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Albany-- Four children in Georgia have died, possibly from the flu. And the virus is in all parts of the state, "Tests have proven that we have influenza here" says Dr. Dinshaw Sidhwa. Doctor's offices are jammed with sick people.
The health department now says the flu is widespread in Georgia. And the proof can be found in doctors offices and emergency rooms which are jam packed with people with the flu.
Mike Calhoun needs a doctor. Kim Calhoun says her husband Mike feels, "Very bad, he feels like he has been run over by a truck."
His wife Kim knows just how he feels. She was sick for two weeks with the flu and the virus is getting passed around, "I have a 15-month-old that is just now getting over it. Mike has had it a week and our eight-year-old girl, so far she hasn't gotten it."
Mike's got a 102 degree fever and basically hurts all over. Dr. Sidhwa at Phoebe's Convenient Care Center has seen these symptoms a lot lately, "Probably 20 a day of the total of about 70 people we see everyday. Acute symptoms of the fever, high fever, chills, body aches and pains, swollen joints, cough and cold."
But are these symptoms actually full-fledged flu? Dr. Sidhwa says yes, "We have confirmed them on swabs here. We have done little in-office tests that have shown influenza is going around for sure." And Mike has the flu for sure. He's been prescribed antibiotics to help relieve some of his symptoms. Otherwise it's gonna take rest and time to get over the flu.
Georgia is getting about 2,900 more flu shots, but it's not known yet if Southwest Georgia will get any of those. If you think you have the flu, your best bet for a quick recovery is to see a doctor within 48 hours of the sign of the flu.