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 >>
March 4, 2004
Thomasville - It's a silent killer. It sneaks up and could strike at anytime.
Jennifer Johnston says, "You can't see heart disease, as you can see cancer. Cancer has causes a long-time suffering where a heart attack will kill suddenly. You may not even know, you may have high blood pressure and then you die of a heart-attack."
Heart disease is the number one killer in America. It kills more often than cancer, but is usually preventable through a proper diet, and exercise.
"It's hard to watch people you love get sick and die from heart disease, when you know it's one of the most preventable diseases," says Christi Sheffield from Archbold Hospital.
That's why the American Heart Association is holding a heart walk in Thomasville tonight. They will be educating the public on the signs of cardiovascular disease.
Johnston says, "It puts more awareness in their minds of how it actually affects them and others around them, and I think it brings more education to the community."
And hopefully through that education, more community members will live. The heart walk is from six to eight tonight at the Thomasville High school track. You can still register to walk right now.