September 7, 2005
Valdosta - Hurricane evacuees who are staying in Georgia are eligible for medical and financial assistance.
Displaced residents of the Gulf Coast can go to any Department of Family and Children Services to apply for food stamps, unemployment payments, and healthcare programs.
Reduced cost vaccinations are also available for students entering our school systems, and Georgia's Women Infants and Children program is relaxing its income and identification requirements.
"Every one of the vendors that accepts WIC are aware and they are accepting these vouchers throughout the South Health District and the state of Georgia," said Jennifer Steedley.
Most health districts are also offering free or reduced cost vaccinations to Georgians who'll be assisting in relief efforts along the Gulf Coast.
A jury convicted a Crisp County man on two counts of child molestation Friday. The jury came back with a guilty verdict for Hermenegildo Virgil Friday.
The holiday season has arrived and Dougherty County leaders want people to be more safe than ever.
Saturday morning, a few extra paws joined runners at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany. Racers and supporters alike showed their passion for supporting veterans this morning.
Troopers with the Georgia state patrol responded to a fatal crash in Coffee County around 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Three people are behind bars in the Dougherty County Jail for their part in a shooting at Albany State University.