Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
February 14, 2006
Albany - Shotgun wounds aren't that uncommon here in South Georgia. Because hunting is such a popular sport, surgeons have plenty of experience with birdshot wounds.
The tiny individual pellets, about 150 in all, are packed into one shell. When the shotgun is fired, the pellets spray outward.
"Because the pellets are so small they would be very difficult to find and trying to cut all the tissues or cut the muscles or cut whatever you have to cut to get to the birdshot would cause more trauma than the shot itself," says surgeon Dr. John Bagnato.
So it's not uncommon for doctors to leave the tiny pellets where they are in a victim's body.
"Most of the time the pellets don't penetrate that deeply, so the body tends to extrude them on their own anyway and once they get into the deeper parts of the body they're pretty inert and don't cause any long term problems."
But problems can arise if those tiny pellets get into your blood stream.
"If bird shot or even a bullet happens to enter a blood vessel, it can move around and that can be a problem, but there's no way to know from a x-ray where the pellet is."