Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
December 8, 2004
Albany-- Just as the flu season is about to hit, American health officials are importing more than a million doses of a new flu vaccine from Germany. So how much will come to Georgia?
Even without those doses, Albany's Public Health District is about to get more flu vaccines.
The news of new flu vaccines spread over lunch at the SOWEGA Council on Aging Wednesday afternoon. "Every year, we give the shots here at the center, but this year because of the shortage they didn't send us any," said volunteer Colleen Chappell.
Chappell got a flu shot this year, but many of these other seniors didn't. "I wanted to get it, but they were just out of the vaccine," said Catherine Hics.
Hics and others were turned away from the health department-- some more than once-- because the flu shot ran out.
The nation lost half of its vaccine supply when a British plant was shutdown after officials found contamination. Hics and millions of other Americans were left looking for other ways to stay healthy. "I'm not worried about getting sick because I'm taking Vitamin C."
But as the height of the flu season nears, vitamins may not be enough to fight the flu. Yesterday, America got a shot in the arm. Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline promised to provide as many as four million doses of the vaccine. It's not yet licensed in America, but officials say it works.
The state Department of Public Health hasn't heard how many, if any, of those doses will come to Georgia. But 215,000 doses of another vaccine is being shipped to health departments around the state right now.
Chappell hopes her friends will get these shot and feel the relief of being vaccinated. "I feel real safe. I've had it every year that they've given it, and it's really helped me. I used to have laryngitis all the time, now I rarely ever have a cold."
Georgia health officials say they should know inthe next few days how much of the German vaccine the state will receive.