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The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
June 23, 2006
Albany --You can blame all of those sinus headaches and itchy eyes on the weather, too. A lack of rain, nearly 10 inches below average, is giving allergy and sinus sufferers fits across the region.
Some doctors say they're seeing a lot of first time sufferers.
We haven't had much rain come through the area within the past two months, even with Tropical Storm Alberto. And that means plant pollen and other allergens haven't been washed away.
It's been a real headache for lots of South Georgians.
Itchy eyes and sinus pressure are familiar for Shaveeca Snead. She visited her eye doctor recently because of itchy eyes and found out her allergies were acting up.
"My eyes would like itch and water really bad and I couldn't figure out why. Never thought the reason he gave me would be the reason my eyers were giving me the trouble that they were," said allergy sufferer Shavecca Snead.
Allergens were getting on Snead's eyelashes, into her eyes. For her, this year's allergy season is lasting all too long.
Many plant pollens are still affecting allergy sufferers although we're not in the height of allergy season. Experts say that it's partly because the weather's been so dry.
The lack of rain isn't only drying up the ground, it's drying up people's sinuses. Physician's Assistant Mike Fowler has been recently seeing several patients a day that have allergy and sinus problems.
"Grass pollens have been up a lot longer, weed pollens are up, tree pollens are up, and we've not have enough rain to keep the pollens washed down, so there's enough irritants out there to cause people to have these infections," said Mike Fowler.
For allergy sufferer Shavecca Snead, she feels the difference in the air when it doesn't rain.
"Right now to me the air feels heavy. It feels heavy, I get the heaviness in my chest, but when it rains it seems to settle the air down or something, where I breathe clearer," said Snead.
The lack of rain may be the reason several plants are dead and dried, but also the reason some allergies are in full bloom.
Symptoms for someone who may have a sinus infection include nasal congestion, pain and pressure in the sinuses, a headache, toothache, or even bad breath. Your allergist or Ear, Nose and Throat doctor can help find relief for sufferers.
Treatments for allergies include antibiotics, decongestants, topical steroids or nasal sprays. The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology says almost 15-percent of the US population suffers from sinusitus.