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The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
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Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
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A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
November 23, 2004
by Brian Mooar
Washington, D. C. -- Just in time for Christmas, a consumer group is releasing a list of toys that could be dangerous to your child's health.
The Public Interest Research Group released its 19th annual roundup of dangerous toys, called Trouble in Toyland. The group says eleven children died and toys hurt tens of thousands last year alone, so it's warning parents to be careful.
Consumer advocates are taking aim at dangerous toys, toys that might be in your home right now. "Toys that are on store shelves have not necessarily been tested and aren't necessarily safe" said Lindsey Johnson, of The Public Interest Research Group (PIRG)
The Public Interest Research Group, is spreading the word about toys that pose choking and other hazards. At the top of this year's list, the popular Water Yo-Yo Ball.
It’s bouncy, squishy, fun, and according to PIRG, responsible for 400 injuries because it can wrap around children’s' necks or hit them in the eyes.
Johnson again this is the first toy to be banned in England in more than a decade the group found toys with toxic chemicals, like this nail polish set, and toys that are just too loud, like the machine gun which is nearly as noisy as a power saw.
Still, PIRG says American toys are safer than ever, and toy industry officials agree. Experts say parents need to be vigilant about which toys get into little hands, and mouths. Watch for small parts. If something is small enough to fit into a toilet paper tube, it's small enough to choke a child.