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One south Georgia superintendent says his school system is finally moving in the right direction financially. The Decatur County Board of Education unanimously voted to reduce the number of furlough daysMore >>
One south Georgia superintendent says his school system is finally moving in the right direction financially.More >>
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As Moore, Oklahoma begins what is sure be a long recovery period, folks here in Georgia are revisiting their own safety plans. Tornado and other emergency drills are common in our schools, but one southMore >>
As Moore, Oklahoma begins what is sure be a long recovery period, folks here in Georgia are revisiting their own safety plans. Tornado and other emergency drills are common in our schools, but one south Georgia school superintendent says the preparedness should not just remain in the classroom.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:44 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:44:00 GMT
A Tift County cold case still haunts a family nearly 10 years a young mother's murder. It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her familyMore >>
It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her family believes someone knows who killed her, and they hope the person with that information will bring them the peace they need.More >>
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Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency: Southwest Georgia Public Health: This public resource targets communities in Southwest Georgia and includes suggestionsMore >>
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:51:04 GMT
Information from the Tift County Sheriff's Office- On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force along with the Tift County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant on the residence of 36More >>
The Mid-South Narcotics Task Force and the Tift County Sheriff's Office arrested 36 year old Daniel Eubanks, and seized over $100K in cash.More >>
June 5, 2005
Albany-- "We had a hat party and I think I ended up with about fifty hats," says Stacey Warrington.
Dozens of hats are giving one family a reminder of the past year and a half. "Sometimes I would play with them and sometimes I would wear them to places and me and my sisters would play dress up sometimes," says 9-year-old Amelia Warrington.
But up until last summer, the hats weren't about dress-up for her mom Stacey Warrington. They were more of a cover-up for a long battle, a battle that began with one lump in her breast and then a second.
"When that second lump came up, that's when I went back and my doctor was still like 99% sure that it was not cancer," says Stacey. She decided to get a biopsy just to be sure.
"I remember telling my husband the next morning on the way to the hospital. I said if something happens and I wake up and this is cancer, please tell me. Don't let me not know," says Stacey. That's a tough job for any family member. "Unfortunately I had the job of telling her it was bad and it was cancerous," says Jon Warrington.
Breast cancer is something that affects millions of women worldwide and when it hits, "Oh boy, you really just. I don't know if words can describe that feeling. It's overwhelming," says Stacey. She then had to get a masectomy followed by several months of chemotherapy.
"You're tired all the time. Of course the hair loss was the primary thing," says Stacey. It's something that she hid beneath the many hats and sometimes scarves. "Towards the end, she wouldn't wear anything but she looked pretty everytime," says Amelia.
Now her cancer is in remission and she's almost at the end of a full year of treatment. "I've got four left. I'm actually having one Monday so after that just three left," says Stacey. She'll be done with everything in August and she'll soon look back on her journey to recovery.
"I was thinking about that the other day. Even though that will be over with, I don't think you ever close that chapter in your life, you know I think it's something that will always be with me," says Stacey.
But everyday she'll be reminded of it in some way or another which can be a good or bad thing. "For me, it's a good thing. It's a motivator and it makes me extremely appreciative," she says.
She's appreciative of just being able to get up everyday and be alive. "And then you look back and say well I did do it and it was not that bad," says Stacey.
She has a few reminders of her battle, a battle in which she's a survivor.
National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual event celebrated each year on the first Sunday in June.