Monday, May 20 2013 10:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:54:19 GMT
Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the 484,201 jackpot prize. Barretts, 6685 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, sold the Quik Pik ticket.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:45:59 GMT
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:30:40 GMT
By PAMELA SAMPSON AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) - The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, andMore >>
The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China. Benchmark crude for June delivery was down 55 cents to $95.47 a barrel, but gas in East Albany was $3.42 this morning....More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:03 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:03:02 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:22:08 GMT
When times are tough, small businesses usually take the hardest hit but when things start looking up, they're often the quickest to recover. That's exactly what the Albany Chamber of Commerce says they'veMore >>
The Albany Chamber of Commerce is using a series of Lunch and Learns during National Small Business Appreciation week to make it easier for small businesses to bounce back, by encouraging all to participate and gather the right tools.More >>
December 29, 2005
Thomasville, Georgia-- Many South Georgians are laid up with a severe respiratory infection that's hitting people ahead of flu season.
Carla Beasley has been sick since Friday. She has the infection that doctors at Archbold Hospital in Thomasville have been noticing more of ahead of peak flu season. "As the week progressed I became more and more congested, headache, my sore throat became more and more severe," says Beasley.
Other symptoms include fever and coughing. Doctor Shane Herrin, who's treating Beasley, says anyone can get the virus. "People cough. The germs are aerosolized. You can inhale it," says Herrin.
There are things you can do to help prevent getting sick, such as washing your hands, using disinfectant, and of course, hand sanitizer. But, if you do get the virus, and catch it early, doctors can treat it symptomatically. "A decongestant, cough medicine, rest, and fluids," says Herrin.
Worst case scenario, doctors will use antibiotics. Fortunately, Beasley's virus was caught early. "I want to be able to taste something. I can't taste a thing," she says. She'll be able to long before the five week recovery time for patients who's virus festered.
Doctors say the same precautions, such as hand washing and disinfectant, can be used when flu season hits in January.