Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:32 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:32:02 GMT
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:31:27 GMT
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
October 14, 2005
Albany -- A former White House Chief of Staff and three time cancer survivor shares his story in hopes of saving lives.
Albany native Hamilton Jordan spoke to area doctors, nurses, and medical workers at the first annual Southwest Georgia Cancer Symposium. He shared the advice that helped him beat cancer and the most important lesson he learned during his fight.
Jordan suffered from and survived lymphoma, prostate cancer, and malignant melanoma. "Cancer was an ironic blessing because it made me realize how important life is."
Now he spends part of his life trying to inspire other cancer patients. He says doctors and nurses must not forget to treat a cancer patient's spirit along with their body.
He says a strong spirit can keep even the weakest patient alive and fighting. "I don't think you can kind of wish it away, but I do think you can extend life with the will to live, extend it for a long time and extend the quality of life."
And now cancer free, he says the best lesson he learned was to take regular care of your body. "Go in and have your annual physicals. Each of my cancers were found at an annual physical by a good family practitioner. If I had waited another six months or a year to have that physical, I'm not sure I would be here today."
Hamilton Jordan also wants the government to spend more money on cancer research. He says half of Americans will have cancer in their lifetime but out of every 10-tax dollars we send to Washington, only two cents goes to cancer research.
Jordan wrote a book about surviving cancer called No Such thing as a Bad Day.