Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
January 25, 2006
Albany - Nearly 4,000 people in and around Albany rely on the health departments for life saving medical care, from getting their diabetes medicines to seeing free doctors. Tuesday, Phoebe Putney donated $186,000 to the Southwest Health District to pay for some of this indigent health care.
The government used to mandate public hospitals spend 15% of the indigent care money on primary and preventive care programs, but that mandate was lifted this year. Phoebe decided to give the health district the money anyway.
"If they did go to hospital, it would cost almost $14-million to take care of those patients at that end of the spectrum. Compare that to the amount of money we're spending at this end of the spectrum. And once they get to that end or the hospital, they've lost their health," said Dougherty County Commission Chairman Jeff Sinyard.
The money will pay for medical care, medications and laboratory services to patients in Dougherty, Lee, Terrell and Baker counties.