Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Valdosta - Children have always been told to each their fruits and vegetables, and following that advice has never been more important than it is today. "The children need to learn how to eat properly while they're young and it will stick with them for life," said Beth Flesher, School Nutrition Director.
About 15 percent of children in the United States are obese, and most all of those grow into overweight adults. Health care professionals are learning how to combat the obesity epidemic at the South Health District's Obesity Summit. "We're telling them that prevention is real and it works, the information is available and they're going to have to be active and aggressive," said Peter Townsley.
And the best place to start is in schools. This is the one place kids are guaranteed their daily dose of nutrition. "We're increasing our fruits and vegetables and looking at increasing our fiber content," said Flesher.
But their eating habits aren't always the same at home. "Kids can learn it in schools and take it home to their parents," said Townsley.
Many schools in South Georgia are developing wellness plans to teach students more about nutrition in the classroom and regulate the kinds of food their allowed at break times. "That includes everything from classroom parties to what's in the snack machines," said Flesher.
And teaching them the right foods to eat today will make all the difference when it comes to their tomorrow.