Thursday, May 23 2013 2:33 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:33:20 GMT
Three Albany men, charged with beating a man in a bar parking lot so viciously they fractured his skull. are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their trial. After three hours of deliberationMore >>
A guilty verdict after three hours of deliberation, as three Albany men are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their aggravated assault trial.More >>
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 >>
Valdosta - The library at Valdosta State University is always packed with students using computers. Little do they know what germs they could be picking up from the keyboard.
"There's approximately 3,300 types of different bacteria that can accumulate on the keyboard," said Brenda Mims, Nurse.
Chances are you've sneezed or coughed while working on the computer, then gone right back to typing. That makes for an ideal bacterial breeding ground and leaves students like Lisa Fulton thinking, "Why am I not sick everyday?" said Fulton.
Not only is your keyboard a magnet for germs, your entire desk is. "From your telephone receiver to the corner of your desk, germs are attracted and they stay there," said Mims.
It's the place a lot of us spend most of our day, but your desk is one of the dirtiest areas you encounter. "Like streptococcus, this is found on your skin so if your skin is shedding and you're rubbing your arms back and forth, that means those germs are going onto your desk space," said Mims.
And eating at your desk isn't a good idea. "Sometimes food may get into the small places on your desk where you can't clean and the germs will be harbored there," said Mims.
It's impossible to get rid of all the germs in your work environment, but you can cut down on the bacteria. "Make sure you use a disinfectant, something that's appropriate for the type of material your desk is made of," said Mims.
And wash your hands often, or use hand sanitizer. It's an easy way to make sure your work doesn't end up making you sick.