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 >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:14 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:14:04 GMT
A Cordele woman and her father are leading an effort to send clothes and other supplies to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma. Not only are a lot of people already donating items, but people are chippingMore >>
A Cordele woman and her father are leading an effort to send clothes and other supplies to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma.More >>
May 3, 2006
Albany -- Phoebe Putney Hospital and the American Heart Association are providing three new automatic external defibrillators to be placed at the Judicial Building, the Governmental Center, and the Central Square Building, to give life saving technology in case of cardiac arrest.
City and county employees volunteered for the three hour emergency medical training. The employees learn CPR, the Heimlich maneuver, and how to use the defibrillator, which provides a shock to jumpstart a heart in a person who has gone into cardiac arrest.
Dougherty County EMS Training Director Richard Roberts said, "The use of the A.E.D.'s has increased survival rates across the nation."
The defibrillators are automatic, telling the person each step to take diagnosing and helping a cardiac arrest victim. "Because they are so simple, they really prompt you to each step you need to take," Roberts said.
The defibrillators will be kept in one location in the downtown government buildings, and a list of those trained will be posted in case of emergency. If a medical emergency occurs, these people equipped with the defibrillators are better trained to help until first responders arrive, because every second could mean the difference between life or death.
"We decrease the time of the person that is in cardiac arrest, and that is only going to improve his outcome overall," said Roberts.
The defibrillators will be installed in the downtown government buildings within the next week, now that the employees have been trained. There will be refresher courses every six months.