Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:22:08 GMT
When times are tough, small businesses usually take the hardest hit but when things start looking up, they're often the quickest to recover. That's exactly what the Albany Chamber of Commerce says they'veMore >>
The Albany Chamber of Commerce is using a series of Lunch and Learns during National Small Business Appreciation week to make it easier for small businesses to bounce back, by encouraging all to participate and gather the right tools.More >>
A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:16:35 GMT
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
November 7, 2007
Albany- South Georgia is in desperate need of qualified mental health workers.
Wednesday, professionals talked about that need at a State Legislative Mental Health Professionals Study Committee hearing at Albany Technical College. Representatives from south Georgia's state psychiatric hospitals and prisons say they face chronic staff and funding shortages that make it difficult to meet the needs.
"There's a lot of need whether it's in the community, whether it's in the prison. The prison population is growing, community services are growing, we're getting more Vets back in that have a higher incidence of PTSD, but we don't have the numbers of professionals, licensed professional counselors in other disciplines to provide that needed constitutionally required care," said Leslie Lunney, Autry State Prison Mental health Director.
Representative Richard Royal of Camilla chairs the subcommittee. He said the panel will look into working with Albany State University on a social worker degree to help provide south Georgia with a trained workforce. Professionals also suggested the state offer incentives such as tuition reimbursement for students seeking mental health training.