August 21, 2007
Americus-- Thousands of people who pay a little extra on their utility bills will help Sumter Regional Hospital recover from that devastating March tornado.
Through "Operation Roundup", Sumter EMC customers can let their bills be rounded up to the next dollar. Each year the Sumter EMC Foundation donates the proceeds to community projects.
In July, nearly 11,000 of 20,000 customers participated in Operation Roundup. Sumter EMC recently made their single largest donation of $20,000 to Sumter Regional.
Hospital leaders say they're thankful and the money will aid them tremendously with recovery.
Since April of 2003, about $325,000 has been donated to organizations and projects through Operation Roundup.
Albany's police chief responded to concerns about the nonstop gunfire happening in one South Albany neighborhood.
Phoebe Putney Hospital recently upgraded a device that will give patients with irregular heartbeats more surgical options.
NASCAR is at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend, but with rain in the forecast, it is stirring up a debate between the track and the drivers.
The Worth County's Best Friends Humane Society's biggest fundraiser of the year is just around the corner and tickets are selling out fast.
Spring pollens have made an early appearance this year in Southwest Georgia.