Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
July 29, 2007
Albany -- Deann Pepito has four children : thirteen, ten, eight and three. She admits that they make running errands challenging.
"It would be easy to want to leave them in the car, but you just don't. So you have to plan around your day what you are going to be able to do," said Pepito.
But many do leave their children in cars thinking they'll be back before any serious damage can occur. "With the heat the way it is right now, it can be really bad really fast," said Dougherty County EMS Supervisor, Hal Pinson. "If its 90 degrees, inside the car it can be 110 or 120 degrees in a matter of minutes."
A child exposed to those high temperatures won't take long before getting seriously sick. "You go into what is called heat exhaustion first which is pretty bad. And then it goes into a heat stroke. You can die from a heat stroke," said Pinson.
And many children have with those numbers getting higher and higher. "It's easy for some people to want to just go into the gas station and just leave them," said Pepito.
But the convenience is never worth the potential risk. "You should always take your kids with you especially in this heat and especially with the power doors and stuff like that," said Pepito.
"It's really unsafe to leave a child in a vehicle. Too many things can happen with the vehicle itself, much less with the heat," said Pinson.
No matter what you have planned or how little time you think it will take; its important to protect your most precious cargo, your kids.
Paramedics advise anyone who comes across a child left in a car to immediately call public safety or the police.