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 >>
October 3, 2005
Albany- Flu season is right around the corner, and now is the time for those at the highest risk of catching the flu to get vaccinated.
Health departments in the 14-county Southwest Georgia Health District are offering flu shots to high risk groups, such as the elderly and young children.
Frank and Virginia Gossett aren't waiting until flu season arrives to get vaccinated. "We try to get our shots early every year," said Frank Gossett. "We know it's important to for our health," said his wife, Virginia Gossett.
A steady stream of people came to the Dougherty County Health Department today to get flu shots. Today is the first day public health has offered the vaccinations.
Nurse Suzette Profit says, "As soon as they get the news, they usually come out. Up until October 21st, we're doing the high risk people."
For now, only people at high risk of catching the flu can get vaccinated. Those at high risk are people 65 and older, residents of long term care facilities, children 6 to 23 months old, pregnant women, health care personnel who provide direct patient care, daycare workers, and anyone 2-64 years old with more than one disease or serious health condition.
"We get the shot to keep from getting the flu. We know what it's like to get the flu," said Frank.
"Well, we can imagine what it's like," echoed Virginia.
The flu is something we all dread during cold weather, so health officials says go ahead and get vaccinated now so you can enjoy the winter ahead. 36,000 people die from flu related complications each year in America.
The flu vaccine will be made available to everyone October 24. The flu shot is $25 for adults and $14 for children.