Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 GMT
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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
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.
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 >>
November 11, 2004
Albany- - Georgia is pretty unhealthy compared to most of the country.
Even teenagers like 15 year old Elicia Jackson would agree. She says "I stay sick. I'm always sick. My immune system is low because I don't eat right." Some of Jackson's favorite foods include junk food, chocolate, and chips.
There's more than just bad eating habits that have led to this terrible health report, which ranks Georgia 45th in the nation. Health Planner Darrell Sabbs explains "Health risk factors are tied to the social, political and economic issues of our community."
The issues on the report include obesity, infectious diseases, prenatal care and low support for public health. Sabbs says the problems are "because of the poverty, because of the deprivation of not having a job, not having insurance, broken family home situations."
Most Georgians are not living a healthy lifestyle, but some are thinking about their future. Shaun Foreman says "I read a lot about heart disease and all that you can prevent just by doing a little workout and watching what you eat. Me and my wife try and do that."
Doing just that could make Georgia a healthier state, but more importantly could prevent many serious illnesses for you in the future.
The only states ranked below Georgia are Arkansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana, which ranks 50th. Minnesota is ranked the healthiest state in the Country.