Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:32 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:32:02 GMT
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:31:27 GMT
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
July 5, 2007 District Health Press Release
The Dougherty County Health Department is urging parents to take advantage of special weekend immunization clinics for children who need up-to-date vaccinations to attend school this fall.
"We will be holding immunization clinics on Saturday, July 21, and again on Saturday, August 4," said Cheryl Henley, the health department director. "Parents who bring their children then will avoid waiting in the long lines that we typically see during the last-minute back-to-school rush."
Hours of the Saturday clinics will be from noon until 4 p.m., she said. In addition, the health department will be offering eye, ear and dental screenings during the weekend clinics. Parents should bring photo identification and vaccination records with them to the clinics.
Henley noted that Georgia's new immunization requirements became effective July 1.
Under the new provisions:
Children entering kindergarten, sixth grade or entering a Georgia school for the first time in any grade must have received a second dose of Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine and a second dose of mumps vaccine or have laboratory proof of immunity
Children born after January 1, 2006 who are being enrolled in school or childcare must be vaccinated against Hepatitis A or have laboratory proof of immunity
Children who are under five years old who are being enrolled in childcare, pre-K or Head Start must have received the vaccine to prevent pneumonia For additional information about the clinics or childhood vaccinations, call 430-6300.