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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
January 22, 2007
Bainbridge -- Quick action from pharmacy technicians and a police officer save a man's life.
Two days after having surgery, Sylvester Harris was at CVS drugstore in Bainbridge when stitches from his carotid artery surgery popped, and he began hemorrhaging. Pharmacy workers, who applied pressure to the site, kept him alive until an ambulance got there.
Shonda Taylor was with Sylvester Harris a the CVS pharmacy when.... "All of the sudden it just, just... The thing just burst open, and started shooting [blood] everywhere like a sprinkler."
Stitches put in after Harris' carotid artery surgery ruptured. "Blood was coming out of his neck like right here," Taylor said. "It was just going everywhere, and I guess out of instinct, I ran over there..." And placed life-saving pressure on his neck.
Taylor called 911 while her coworkers Louanna Gandy and Jeanna Watson tried to help Harris. They used paper towels to apply pressure to the wound, and tried to keep him conscious.
"We kept talking to him," she said. "That was one of the key things my instructor at the college had told us was to keep him conscious keep talking to him."
The call for help went out to EMS but corporal Ray Cox of Bainbridge public safety heard the call, and was just a few blocks away. Trained as a first responder, he decided to come straight here and see if he could help.
When Cox got there, he took over until EMS arrived. "Never let go of the wound, I rode in the ambulance with the EMS to the hospital, held the pressure on the wound all the way into the emergency room."
Harris was stabilized at Memorial Hospital and then transported back to Archbold Hospital in Thomasville, where he was in Intensive Care for a week.
If Harris had been by himself when this had happened, the results could have been disastrous. "He would have died... Pretty quickly," said Cox.
Harris is still at Archbold and in fair condition. Representatives from Archbold say that an incision opening after a procedure is not uncommon.